Medical marijuana growers arrested
November 19, 2009
A former Atascadero resident and two medical marijuana growers were arrested for having a better than expected crop. The growers, licensed to produce 9.4 pounds of marijuana, were arrested by Oregon State Police who seized 200 pounds of pot found at the group’s farm in Grants Pass, Oregon. [ OregonLive.com]
Former Atascadero resident Thomas Bletko, 50, previously dealt in drug pipes, of which thousands are reported to be stored in an Atascadero storage unit.
Police were tipped off when a pair of farm laborers said they had been paid for their work with marijuana. An Oregon State Police trooper discovered a pound of marijuana in the workers’ Honda Civic during a routine traffic stop.