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Troopers seized pot plants and products with an estimated value of $604K

Alaska State Troopers seized marijuana plants and products they estimate are worth about $604,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok.

Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit got a tip about the grow operation located at mile 1316 of the Alaska Highway, according to an online dispatch.

Drug unit and Tok-based troopers spoke to the occupants of a residence there. The marijuana grow operation was believed to be on a property adjacent to the home, troopers said.

"The property owner gave consent to seize the illegal marijuana plants," the dispatch says.

A search of a shop behind the residence turned up 10 pounds of processed marijuana packaged into quarter ounce bags, troopers said.

"Also located was an old maintenance shop that contained 296 marijuana plants in different stages of growth," the dispatch says.

Everything was seized, and troopers are forwarding three counts of felony drug misconduct charges to the district attorney's office.

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