TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Lakewood police have seized 49 pounds of marijuana and more than 500 plants from a home in Tacoma.
The News Tribune reports that officers seized the drugs on Feb. 9 while serving a search warrant.
A 54-year-old Chinese national living at the home was charged on Feb. 13 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. He was released on $20,000 bond.
Prosecutors say the operation appeared professional “with wiring routed behind walls.”
Lakewood police said the value of the marijuana and plants in the home could be up to $730,000.