Detectives raid 17 illegal grow houses; bust major marijuana crime ring with ties to China

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Authorities said at a quiet home in Burien on SW 137th Street, the electricity bill was sky high—totaling $37,000 during a three-month period. (Photo: KOMO News) BURIEN, Wash. – An investigation into a major marijuana crime ring with ties to China has turned up thousands of illegal plants at nearly two dozen homes in greater Seattle area. Several people are now behind bars. Authorities said at a quiet home in Burien on SW 137th Street, the electricity bill was sky high—totaling $37,000 during a three-month period. Prosecutors said the people there paid the bill in cash to avoid tipping off authorities. Detectives raid 17 illegal grow houses; bust major marijuana crime ring with ties to China

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