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OSP uncovers ‘epic’ illegal marijuana operation in White City

Several migrant workers were living at the site without running water

The Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section team served a search warrant Thursday in the 1300 block of Antelope Road in White City and discovered approximately 500,000 pounds of processed marijuana with an estimated street value estimated to be $500 million.

The OSP described the find as “an epic amount of illegal, processed marijuana.”

An image of an illegal marijuana operation raided this week in White City -- OSP photo

Carrying out the warrant required two days: Thursday and Friday. The location was composed of five industrial-sized warehouses zoned for commercial purposes were used for this illegal drug operation.

More than 100 individuals were initially detained, identified, interviewed, and released.

OSP pointed out that several of the people were migrant workers living on-site in substandard conditions without running water.

Beyond the initial details of the law enforcement operation, the OSP said in a press release that more information would be released when it became available.