Two men have been arrested by the Oregon State Police’s Northwest Region Marijuana Team for cultivating illegal marijuana in the areas of Aumsville and South Salem. State police said they received complaints from the surrounding area and, after investigating, discovered the suspects had relocated to Oregon specifically to engage in illegal Marijuana cultivation at two separate locations near Aumsville and South Salem.
According to the state police, the investigation resulted in the discovery of 2,578 marijuana plants, 53 pounds of processed Marijuana, and more than $5,000. Most of the rooms in four homes had been converted into marijuana grow operations.
After an 11-year-old was found in one of the homes, the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare became involved, according to state police. Two men, a 40-year-old male from Salem and a 31-year-old man from Aumsville, have been arrested and lodged in the Marion County Jail on many counts,
including those money laundering, criminal conspiracy, and the illicit manufacture, possession, and production of Marijuana. A Sacramento, California lady, age 40, has been sent to the office of the district attorney in Marion County.