Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her.

Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found buildings on the property were used for an illegal marijuana chemical distilling operation.

The man is now in jail on criminal mistreatment charges, but more charges on the drug bust are still pending.

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