REDMOND, OR -- A long-term investigation by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team culminated with the search of four locations in Deschutes County, in October, and the arrest of four people.
Investigators discovered a large indoor marijuana grow at a property on Forked Horn Drive in Sisters, where they seized more than 4,300 plants, nearly 200 pounds of dried pot and four pounds of Butane Honey Oil (BHO). According to CODE, a large, sophisticated illegal grow was set up in a metal pole building as well as within the primary home (pictured above). They arrested Shaun Gutta and Krystal Silverio who lived at the house and are believed to have been sending pot products out of state.
Detectives then stopped a Penske rental truck south of La Pine and found more plants, drugs and chemicals used to make BHO (right). They took Andrew Pollack, of Prineville, and Dusty Jones, of Days Creek, into custody at that time.
Following leads, detectives searched a home on Suza Court in La Pine and found chemicals used to make BHO, tying the location to the Penske truck. The next day, they executed warrants at two neighboring properties on O'Neil Way and Canal Blvd, north of Redmond, where they found another illegal grow hidden in a deep ravine (below). There they seized another 3,500 plants, 109 pounds of dried marijuana and 22 firearms.