The Oregon State Police Southwest Area (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section team on Thursday issued search warrants at five industrial-sized warehouses in White City, Oregon, police said.
In last week’s bust, police said officers from the OSP, the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies seized large caches of marijuana and firearms in two days.
The OSP said investigators found that many of the people in the warehouses – who were initially detained, identified, interviewed and released – were migrant workers living on site. Police described the living conditions as “sub-par” and said they lacked running water.
The seizure comes at a time when legal marijuana is flourishing.
About $ 46 billion in sales will make the cannabis industry bigger than the craft beer industry, said Chris Walsh, chief executive officer and chairman of MJBizDaily.