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October 16, 2012
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Alpine raids second big marijuana grow in four days

Alpine County authorities raided a second pot growing operation in four days on Tuesday morning.

Deputies seized an estimated 100 pounds of dried, processed marijuana and arrested Markleeville resident Jason Scott Miller, 37.

The home at 180 Larson Canyon Road had a hoop house and an indoor processing facility. The marijuana was being stored in grocery sacks, each of which had about a pound and a half. Also hashish was found.

According to Undersheriff Robert Levi, plants as tall as 7 feet with 2-inch diameter stems were inside the hoop house. He said 20 mature plants and 30 immature plants were seized in the raid. There was also a small amount of psilocybin mushrooms.

Miller was taken into custody on charges of marijuana cultivation, possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of marijuana for sale and sales of marijuana.

Another person was identified and released at the residence.

Levi said the investigation is ongoing.

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 17, 2012 08:40AM Published Oct 16, 2012 08:59PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.