Douglas marijuana operation shut down

Police stemmed a marijuana grow operation in Douglas and seized more than 150 marijuana plants, they say.


Juneau Police Department said in a release they received a report at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday of a marijuana growing operation inside a residence in the 5000 block of North Douglas Highway. Responding officers were granted and executed a search warrant on the residence. Officers found and seized 180 plants inside the residence with a street value of $200,000, according to the release.

Police arrested a tenant of the residence, Scott Eberhardt, 27, and took him to Lemon Creek Correctional Center on the charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class ‘C’ felony, according to the release.

Assisting JPD with its investigation were agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs Taskforce (SEACAD).

Court records online show Eberhardt was arraigned in Juneau District Court on Thursday.

• Editor's note: This article has been changed to reflect the correct location of the alleged grow operation.


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