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Man charged with marijuana manufacture after house fire Man charged with marijuana manufacture after house fire
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -

(AP) - A Washington man has been charged for a marijuana operation that was found during a house fire that claimed his mother's life.
    
The Kitsap Sun reported Tuesday that 46-year-old Matthew Parham was charged with manufacture of marijuana. He had a bench warrant issued for his arrest earlier in June after he failed to attend a May court hearing.
    
Police say they found a clandestine marijuana grow and a extraction operation for THC, the active ingredient of cannabis, while they investigated the February house fire that killed Parham's mother.
    
According to document, Parham told a detective he was growing the marijuana. Washington state law says growers and processors require a license from state regulators.
    
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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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6/14/2017 12:29:43 PM (GMT -7:00)

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