3 arrested at Oregon medical marijuana patient's home

3 arrested at Oregon medical marijuana patient's home

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — Three people were arrested at the home of a registered Oregon medical marijuana patient and caregiver after a search turned up more than 100 plants and nearly 4 pounds of marijuana.

Detectives from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant Wednesday in the Portland suburb of Aloha after a tip that marijuana was being grown and sold at the residence.

Arrested were 49-year-old Melanie Ann Orr, her daughter, 20-year-old Amanda Dawn Orr, and 45-year-old Michael Eugene King. All were charged with manufacture, distribution and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Melanie Orr is a registered medical marijuana patient and King is a registered caregiver.

A 9mm semiautomatic pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun were also seized with the marijuana.


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