Oregon State Police’s Northwest Region Marijuana Team have arrested two men for growing illicit marijuana near Aumsville and South Salem.
Authorities said the team served search warrants at two locations near Aumsville and South Salem after they received neighborhood complaints and determined the suspects moved to the state to grow marijuana illicitly, according to state police.
Investigators found 2,578 marijuana plants, 53 pounds of processed marijuana, and over $5,000, according to state police. Four houses had been heavily modified and most rooms were being used to grow marijuana.
State police said the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare was also involved after the discovery of an 11-year-old at one of the residences.
A 40-year-old Salem man and 31-year-old Aumsville man were taken to the Marion County Jail and face several charges including unlawful manufacture, possession, and production of marijuana, money laundering, and criminal conspiracy.
Charges for a 40-year-old woman of Sacramento, Calif., were referred to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.