SPD Narcotics detectives arrested two people last week after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana plants, fed with stolen electricity.
While searching the home in the 13000 block of 15th Avenue SW last Thursday, January 28th, detectives found the residents had been tending 28 pot plants in their basement, and were powering 18 large grow lamps with electricity stolen from the Seattle City Light grid. Police also found 11 pounds of bagged marijuana and two guns–one of which was reported stolen–in the home. Police were unable to find any indications the residents had obtained the permits necessary to legally cultivate marijuana in Washington State.
Detectives identified and released the female suspect at the scene and booked a 36-year-old man into the King County Jail for narcotics manufacturing, defrauding a public utility and possession of a stolen firearm.