S. Oregon medical pot grower indicted

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A medical marijuana grower from Southern Oregon has been indicted on drug charges after investigators seized 161 pounds of pot and other drugs from his home.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/YFTEW6 ) reports that the case against 53-year-old Michael J. Canepa of Williams started when a drug-sniffing dog alerted investigators to a package that contained $28,000 in cash in heat-sealed plastic bags at a shipping facility in Medford.

Police say the man who took delivery of the money told them it was for the sale of marijuana he got from Canepa.

When police searched Canepa's home, they found an indoor marijuana growing operation, 161 pounds of marijuana, 23 guns and a little heroin.

A police affidavit says Canepa's home is registered as a medical marijuana growing site for three people.

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