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Bend Man Arrested In Large Pot Bust

BEND, OR -- Nearly a dozen local, state and federal agencies and divisions took part in a large drug bust in Bend this week. Early Tuesday morning, detectives searched three properties on Tumalo Road, Tumalo Place and Logan Avenue, and seized 330 marijuana plants, about 100 pounds of processed pot, 50 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and a firearm.

Among those involved: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Illegal Marijuana Market Enforcement Team (DCIMME), Redmond and Bend Police, the DEA, Oregon Army National Guard and SWAT.

They arrested 39-year-old Kelly King for manufacturing marijuana within a thousand feet of a school. Authorities say they also found dangerous electrical wiring, an infestation of black mold and marijuana mites, and groundwater contaminated by pesticides and fertilizers.

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