Illegal marijuana grow house discovered in Lake Forest Park

Monday, June 24, 2019

Illegal grow house in LFP
Photo courtesy LFP Police

The Lake Forest Park Police Department recently received complaints regarding a home in the Hillside neighborhood that was suspected to be operating as an illegal marijuana grow house.

The residence was in the 2800 block of Meadow Place in Lake Forest Park. The initial investigation showed the high use of electricity, strong odor of green growing marijuana, and unusual activity. As the detectives continued their investigation, they found related history of another growing operation investigated in 2008 by Lake Forest Park Police.

Lake Forest Park Police obtained search warrants and with the assistance of the Northsound Metro SWAT and the Major Crimes Task Force through the Coalition of Small Police Agencies (CSPA), they served the warrant on Monday morning, June 24, 2019.

As a result, detectives confirmed the home was solely being used to illegally cultivate marijuana. All three levels of the home were being used for various stages of growing. They seized over 350 marijuana plants.

The home was vacant at the time and detectives are continuing their investigation. The homeowner did not have a license through the State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) and did not have a Medical Marijuana Cooperative license.

These illegal activities embedded in our neighborhoods pose a risk to families and children. The Lake Forest Park Police Department will continue to partner with our community members in order to help solve these problems and enhance neighborhood livability.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sergeant Ross Adams at 206-364-8216 or or Detective Troxell at 206-957-2860 while referencing incident number 2019-05815.

More information on Marijuana Regulation in Washington State here


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