BEND, OR -- Deschutes County’s Illegal Marijuana Enforcement team and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team seized 665 pounds of processed marijuana flower and 630 pot plants from five locations this week, following an investigation that began with complaints from neighbors on Berg Lane, north of Cooley Road.
During the several months-long investigation, DCSO says surveillance showed a large criminal organization. Tuesday morning, CODE and DCIME detectives, with the help from SWAT and CERT, executed simultaneous search warrants at two Bend properties and three growing and processing properties in La Pine.
Detectives say they found a failing septic system overwhelmed with waste and raw sewage flooding the Berg Lane property. Authorities say they found dangerous electrical wiring and other hazards at the other locations.
No arrests have been made, but detectives are searching for two people of interest: 36-year-old Daniel Liautaud of Bend and 31-year-old Jackson Liautaud of La Pine. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call Detectives Dustin Miller or Tony Ramos at 541-693-9111, reference case #23-25857.
photos courtesy of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office