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Troopers find alleged pot grow operation

According to Alaska State Troopers, at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers went to a Ketchikan home to investigate a report of a disturbance between two men.

Troopers allegedly discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the residence. The local Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

According to a Troopers report, 48 growing marijuana plants with an aggregate weight of 47 ounces allegedly were found inside the home. Troopers say an additional 96 ounces of processed marijuana was seized.

Multiple felony charges against the two men were forwarded to the Ketchikan District Attorney’s Office for review.

The location of the grow op was not provided in the report, Troopers did not identify the men involved, and the DA’s office declined to provide any information about the case.

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