10265594_427265564079441_7531218190658040381_o 1890352_427265840746080_8621367221041198281_o The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana, and $8,420 in cash. Police were called to the scene by United States Federal probation officers, who were checking on a parolee under supervision for you guessed it – marijuana manufacturing. “Apparently the parolee didn’t benefit from his time incarcerated in federal detention because the probation officers discovered he was once again growing marijuana,” said Capt. Bryan Howard. “We suspect the federal judge won’t be very happy with the parolee. We were happy to remove this illegal grow and lessen the opportunity for crimes in the neighborhood and kids being introduced to drugs.” Howard added:

“We will protect voter approved marijuana sales and possession because voters thoughtfully kept it from schools, parks, daycares, and convicted felons. We will not look the other way when illegal growers compromise community safety.”