A neighborhood Easter egg hunt turned into a lucrative drug bust for authorities this past weekend in Washington state.
Sheriff deputies uncovered more than 45 pounds of marijuana after a man intercepted the egg hunt claiming that his roommates were going shoot him.
More details + news footage below…
Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a home in the Salmon Creek area at about 6 p.m. after getting calls about a disturbance.
Witnesses said they were having an Easter Egg hunt when a man who wasn’t part of the party began screaming that his roommates were going to shoot him, according to the sheriff’s office.
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Arriving deputies soon learned the disturbance was related to an “ongoing large-scale unlicensed marijuana distribution operation” headquartered at a nearby house.
Charles J. Yorkovich, Joseph Sullivan and Jordan Long were arrested and booked into Clark County Jail.
“I walk back and forth around here all the time. It feels real safe — I thought,” neighbor Lowell Kenedy told KATU News.
“(I’m) very surprised. It’s a quiet neighborhood and always has been,” another neighbor added.
According to a commander for the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force, it is becoming more common for drug dealers to move into, suburban settings, like the Salmon Creek neighborhood, because they appear unassuming.
The discovery of the unlicensed marijuana operation in the Washington state is one of the largest raids in the state.