A large marijuana growing operation in McKinleyville was raided Thursday by Humboldt County sheriff's deputies, who reportedly found more than 900 marijuana plants growing inside the residence.
According to information from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, authorities arrested two suspects -- Justin David Anderson, 33, and Melissa Marie Frawley, 32 -- on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sales.
After authorities raided the residence on the 1000 block of Kinglet Avenue in McKinleyville, where they found a marijuana growing operation inside the garage attached to the residence.
Deputies seized a total of 901 growing marijuana plants ranging in size from sin inches to four feet in height from three separate grow rooms. During the search, deputies also reportedly located four pounds of processed marijuana and two pounds of concentrated marijuana, or hash, from the inside of the residence.
According to HCSO information, police also located $15,710 in cash inside a safe in the residence. That money was seized for asset forfeiture, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Both Anderson and Frawley are being held in the Humboldt County jail on $20,000 bail.
Posted: 05/09/2009 02:43:20 PM PDT
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