State police in Oregon last week said they seized 500,000 pounds of untaxed marijuana, reports CNN. Law enforcement seized the weed in a bust outside Medford, Oregon. The cops claimed it had a street value of $500 million.
The Oregon State Police Southwest Region (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section team served a search warrant Thursday at five industrial-sized warehouses in White City, Oregon, according to police.
Under Oregon state law, adults 21 and over may use marijuana within specified limits. But it is illegal to grow marijuana on a commercial scale without a license. The state legalized adult-use Cannabis in 2015.
Oregon Police Detain More Than 100; Seize ‘Epic Amount’
Police said they initially detained, identified, interviewed and released than 100 people. And according to OSP, “Several of the individuals were migrant workers living on-site in sub-par living conditions, without running water.”
OSP reported that during the operation, they confiscated “an epic amount of illegal, processed marijuana.”
In a self-congratulatory Facebook post, the OSP called it “a very involved investigation” and claimed it “will be ongoing for several weeks.” In the same post, OSP said will be “releasing more information when available.”