Troopers: Ketchikan dispute leads to marijuana grow bust

Tegan Hanlon

A dispute between two Ketchikan men Tuesday evening led to the seizure of 48 marijuana plants and 96 ounces of processed marijuana, said Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers responded to a residence on Gena Road around 5:30 p.m. after one of the men called to say he was kicking the other out of his house, said Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman. Authorties also received a complaint from someone nearby about a loud argument, she said.

"When the trooper arrived, he was invited inside," Peters said. "There he could smell marijuana and asked about it."

The case has been turned over to troopers with the Southeast Alaskan Cities Against Drugs task force.

Authorities have not released the men's identities because they haven't been charged. Multiple counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance to the Ketchikan district attorney's office for review, she said.

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