QUINCY, WA - The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a man faces charges for manufacturing marijuana in what deputies call an illegal growing operation.
Deputies first went to the home of 40-year-old Lorenzo R. Barajas on the 800 block of Road H-Northwest in response to a complaint about domestic violence.
Deputies say when they arrived, they saw several Mason jars holding marijuana in plain view.
When the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant, deputies found 89 separate jars or containers of marijuana, weighing a total of 17 pounds with a street value of about $13,500. INET also seized 60 rooted marijuana plants.
"What was found here went far above and beyond the permitted medical and recreational possession limits in the State of Washington," said Sheriff Tom Jones. "The work of our INET and Grant County Deputies is persistently paying off by getting these illegal growing operations out of our communities."
Deputies arrested Barajas for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and manufacturing marijuana.