ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok (TOHK).
Acting on a tip, Fairbanks troopers in the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit on Wednesday contacted the occupants of a home at Mile 1316 Alaska Highway.
Troopers say a suspected grow operation was on property next to the home. The property owner gave officers consent to seize illegal marijuana plants.
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Troopers seized 10 pounds of processed marijuana packaged in quarter-ounce bags. In an old maintenance shop, they seized 296 marijuana plants in varying stages of growth.
Troopers estimate the value of the processed pot and plants at $604,000. Recommended charges were forwarded to the district attorney’s office.