4 arrested, charged by police with operating marijuana grow

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Four people who recently moved to Douglas County are behind bars, after authorities say they were operating a marijuana grow.

Officials from the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team say they seized 41 large pot plants just off of Highway 227 between Days Creek and Tiller, where they say the four people were cultivating the garden.

The four suspects were identified as Amanda Boswell, 24, formerly of Cave Junction, Tyler Porter, 26, previously of Willamina, Nathan Monroe, 22, previously from Madras, and Jordan Snell, 29, from Boring.

Officials say there were a few permits providing for the production and possession of medical Marijuana on the property, but not nearly enough to justify the size of the operation.

The 41 plants seized by DINT contained an estimated average of five pounds of usable Marijuana "bud" each, combining for an estimated street value nearing $200,000.

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