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Two men busted with forged medical marijuana forms


















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Sgt. Dave Reagan | Spokane County Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives assigned to the sheriff's Investigative Task Force raided a Spokane home early Thursday and seized 105 marijuana plants and several hundred dollars in cash.

An ITF spokesman said two men at the home have been "hiding behind the medical marijuana law" to grow the drug in Spokane and sell it in the Everett, Washington area.

He said the operation has been underway the past two years, and was only discovered March 1 when the odor of marijuana was detected wafting from the home in the 1500 block of E. Rockwell.

The two suspects, 28-year-old Robert P. Thompson and 31-year-old Eric G. Franklin, had four forged medical marijuana provider forms posted at the grow.  The law allows persons with a medical marijuana form to grow no more than 15 plants.

The hydroponic growing operation was found in the basement of the home.  Both suspects were booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony counts of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.

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