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$5.4 million worth of marijuana seized at two Yakima-area homes

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Associated Press - February 21, 2008 8:55 AM ET

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - More than 600 pounds of marijuana valued at $5.4 million has been seized in the Yakima area.

Local and federal agents seized the pot before daybreak Tuesday in simultaneous raids on two houses, one in Yakima and the other in the Wenas (WEE'-nas) area north of Selah. The raids were revealed in documents filed Wednesday in Yakima County Superior Court.

Investigators say the marijuana apparently is from Mexico, and much of it was in green and clear plastic-wrapped bales.

Two brothers and a woman were arrested in Yakima and a couple were arrested at the Wenas-area house. Three children ages 2, 10 and 17 in Yakima and an infant from the Wenas-area house have been placed with relatives.

Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakima-herald.com

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