On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Negotiations Team, assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, executed a search warrant at 13275 NW Jackson School Road in North Plains. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team.
The property is a 29-acre lot with a 6,000 sq ft house, a 5,000 sq ft barn, and a 13,000 sq ft horse arena, all converted to facilitate the illegal marijuana grow operation.
Investigators located and seized over 800 pounds of dried marijuana, 5,719 marijuana plants, an estimated $500,000 in grow equipment, and $22,000 in U.S. currency.
The estimated street value of drugs removed from distribution was over $6.5 million.
All details of this investigation have been forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.
WIN is a multi-agency team and includes members from the following agencies: Beaverton Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon National Guard, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Washington County is a designated High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) county. The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Program assists the WIN team and all its participating agencies.