PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Residents of a quiet Pleasant Hill neighborhood were shaken up Tuesday after Springfield Police and several DEA agents conducted a raid on a suspected marijuana growing operation.
Investigators say they confiscated more than 100 marijuana plants on a residence on Bravado Lane. The plants were allegedly grown outside on what police say was well kept land.
Police say they received an anonymous tip and after further investigation, they were able to confirm the tips. They showed up around 8:30 a.m. with a search warrant.
Investigators say the property was over 20 acres and all owned by one person, but the suspect was someone who rented a part of the land.
“Right now we’re looking for one person who was not present when we came here that we think is responsible for the grow and we’re still actively looking for him to question him,” said Sgt. David Lewis, Springfield Police Department.
Neighbors say they’re surprised because they all know each other and wouldn’t suspect this to happen.
Police say the suspect is looking at possible unlawful distribution and manufacturing charges and possibly more as the investigation continues.