Troopers still sniffing for clues in pot bust

Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alaska State Troopers are still investigating a large marijuana grow discovered off Tower Circle in Seward on March 20.

Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said no one has been charged in the approximately 150-plant bust, and police are still determining if there are any grows connected to the one uncovered Saturday evening. That possibility has troopers holding details close to their vest.

"If you think something is connected and put the information out there that we're looking, the other people may go underground," Peters said. "They could burn the evidence."

Troopers discovered the Tower Circle grow by following their noses.

"Due to aromatic nature of the marijuana, a trooper was able to smell it during one of the contacts with the residence, and they went back later to verify," Peters said.

Troopers also seized a weight scale from the residence.

Peters said 150 plants is significant, but "it's not huge."

"We've had busts well over 600 plants," she said.

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