Police seize 141 marijuana plants from Juneau residence
Authorities served a search warrant to a house in Juneau on Friday where they seized 141 live, growing marijuana plants.
At about 4:30 p.m., officers from the Juneau Police Department and other agencies served the warrant at a residence located on the 10000 block of Dock Street, off Fritz Cove Road, according to a JPD release. There, they found the 100-plus marijuana plants, the smallest of which were seedlings and the largest of them stood about three feet high.
Also collected was enough dried marijuana to loosely fill a 55-gallon garbage bag, marijuana growing equipment, a handgun, a ballistic vest and cash, JPD says.
“The man had a multiple camera surveillance system that fed into a computer in the living room,” the release says.
Officers found the man who lives at the house where the warrant was served on a skiff nearby. Police say the man refused to come to land and speak with the officers.
“He yelled an obscenity at a JPD officer who tried to talk to him and took off in the skiff,” JPD says. “The Coast Guard sent out a patrol boat to check on the man.”
As of Friday evening, the man still had not been located.
Authorities are investigating this incident as fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a Class C felony.
“The standard to commit that crime is that someone possesses more than 25 marijuana plants,” JPD says.
The ballot initiative to legalize weed in Alaska took effect on Feb. 24, allowing adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in a private location.
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