Federal Way police and other law enforcement agencies seized thousands of marijuana plants in various stages of growth during a raid on six homes on Tuesday morning. Courtesy Federal Way Police Department

Federal Way police and other law enforcement agencies seized thousands of marijuana plants in various stages of growth during a raid on six homes on Tuesday morning. Courtesy Federal Way Police Department

Police seize thousands of marijuana plants in Federal Way raid

10 people were arrested involving operations at six houses

About 80 law enforcement personnel from Federal Way, Valley SWAT and other federal, state and local agencies served illegal marijuana manufacturing warrants at six Federal Way residences on Tuesday morning.

Ten people were arrested and booked on various charges stemming from the illegal manufacturing with intent to sell.

Several thousand plants in various stages of growth, cash and equipment were seized in the operation, according to Federal Way police.

The homes involved were in the 31900 block of Second Lane Southwest; 700 block of Southwest 327th Street; 31600 block of 37th Avenue Southwest; 31400 block of 36th Avenue Southwest; and two homes in the 31200 block of 36th Avenue Southwest.

Mayor Jim Ferrell said he is not going to let illegal activities continue in the community.

“We have a very organized crime element that has seeped into our community,” Ferrell said during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. “Let me just say, this is just the beginning. We are serving notice on those organized crime elements; we are going to take down every one of these houses in our community and hold them accountable.”

There were no injuries, and all arrests were made without incident.

Ferrell thanked the police department, saying the response in Tuesday morning’s raid is exactly what the community would expect if a grow operation was next door to them.

The case will be forwarded to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for charges.

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