Tahoe man jailed in two-state pot bust

Eleven pounds of processed marijuana, 64 marijuana plants, an irrigation system and grow lights were seized earlier this month in connection with the arrest of a 39-year-old South Lake Tahoe man charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Scott David Haas, 39, was jailed on $10,000 bail in Douglas County Jail. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

On Nov. 7, investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Street Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 749 Tina Ct, Unit-A, in Stateline.

The investigators were led to the home by a tip from a neighbor who smelled marijuana coming from the residence. Haas was not home when the search warrant was executed.

Investigators found an indoor marijuana grow operation in the basement including 64 marijuana plants, an irrigation system, high intensity grow lights and other paraphernalia associated with cultivating marijuana. Investigators also located a small amount of psilocybin mushrooms inside the home.

Haas, who lived at the residence, turned himself in Nov. 13 at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lake Tahoe Substation.

While executing the search warrant at Haas' home, investigators located information that led them to believe that Haas had an additional marijuana grow operation at a home in South Lake Tahoe. That information was relayed to the South Lake Tahoe /El Dorado County Narcotics Enforcement Team (SLEDNET).

Tahoe investigators conducted a separate investigation, and obtained a search warrant for the home, located at 803-B San Jose Ave., South Lake Tahoe, where they allegedly uncovered evidence that Haas had recently dismantled another marijuana grow operation inside.

Evidence at the San Jose Avenue residence lead investigators to a third residence in South Lake Tahoe, where 11 pounds of processed marijuana allegedly belonging to Haas were seized.

Investigators have submitted their reports to the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.


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