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Second pot bust in 4 years at Heights home

Police say they found 35 marijuana plants at the same Forest Gale Heights address that harbored 99 plants in 2007

Forest Grove Police say they seized 35 marijuana plants from a Forest Gale Heights home where they found 99 plants in 2007.

Police went to the house, located in the 3300 block of Forest Gale Heights, Monday evening around 10:40 p.m. following up on a call about a potential DUII.

The caller said they suspected someone driving a car away from a Plaid Pantry store in Forest Grove was intoxicated.

When police arrived at the house their investigation led them to notice a strong odor of marijuana. A search of the house resulted in the discovery of what police describe as an elaborate marijuana grow operation.

While police confiscated evidence, they didn't make an arrest. Instead, officers forwarded the information to the Washington County District Attorney's office for consideration by a Grand Jury. If a Grand Jury finds sufficient evidence in the case, the court will issue a criminal indictment.

Police refused to name a suspect in the case.

Police did confirm that the DUII investigation was dropped during their investigation at the Forest Gale Heights address.

2007 bust found 99 plants

The site is the same one where police arrested Randy Guy Johnson in December of 2007 after discovering 99 marijuana plants and an elaborate growing operation. Those plants were estimated to be worth $100,000 or more.

According to Washington County property records, Johnson still owns the house.

In December of 2008, Johnson was found guilty of Manufacturing Marijuana, a class A felony and Possession of Marijuana, a class B felony. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years of probation, along with a $5,000 fine.

Another charge of distributing marijuana was dismissed.



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