LONG CREEK - Oregon State Police investigating a poaching complaint last week ended up seizing several pounds of green marijuana and 17 pot plants at a home in Long Creek.

Lucas Forrest, 25, was cited for unlawfully taking a doe deer during a closed season and no hunting license.

No one was arrested in connection with the marijuana. Police said they would give the results of their investigation to the Grant County District Attorney's Office.

The incident began about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, as OSP Trooper Tom Hutchison, working on a deer poaching case, went to a home at 415 Highway 395 N. Hutchison said he noticed an overwhelming odor of marijuana when he arrived and knocked at the door of the home, which is the residence of Forrest and Carissa L. Ross, 25.

Hutchison called other police to the scene and they obtained a search warrant.

In the search, officers seized 17 live plants ranging in size from 2 to 4 feet tall, several pounds of green marijuana, a quart jar and ziplock baggie containing dried marijuana bud and 20 packages of deer meat. Numerous harvested dried plants were found, some hanging over a crib in a bedroom.

Police said marijuana apparently was being grown upstairs in the house.

OSP Trooper Erich Timko and Sgt. Gordon Larson and the Baker County Narcotics Team assisted in the investigation.

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