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Federal Agents Take Marijuana Plants from Pasco Home During Search Warrant

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PASCO, WA- Around 9 a.m. Monday morning, D.E.A agents served a federal search warrant to two homes in east Pasco. One of the homes was involved in the shooting that happened on October 1, when a teenage boy tried stealing from a man's marijuana plants after jumping his back fence. 

Both 613 Madrona Ave and 609 were searched by federal agents early Monday morning for evidence. Pasco Police Sergeant Scott Warren told us, "some federal agents, with the help of Pasco Police Department, came in and served a search warrant at 609 in relation to the shooting we had a 613 about a week or two ago, it's a federal search warrant in regards to the investigation looking for more evidence, more of the marijuana plants, things like that".

Agents involved in the search took all of the marijuana plants from the backyard, in total filling up the bed of a pick-up truck and an entire trailer. Warren told us why those agents took the plants, "marijuana might be legal in the state of Washington but still federally there's a difference, and so with the federal agency stepping in the plants became evidence in their case and so that's why they're taking and that's what you saw them taking". 

Now with the federal government involved the investigation, Pasco Police say that the state prosecutors office and the federal prosecuting attorneys office will work together to try and figure out what appropriate charges go with who.