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Local man among arrestees in marijuana/money laundering bust


March 24, 2021

Photo courtesy of Albany Police

A Sweet Home resident was among 11 people arrested during five search warrants at two locations in Linn County, one location in Benton County, and two in Marion County, conducted by the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement (LINE) Task Force, Albany Police announced Wednesday, March 24.

The investigation focused on the unlawful manufacture of marijuana in Linn County and money laundering through local restaurants in Linn, Benton and Marion counties, police said.  As a result of the warrants, investigators seized cocaine, over 1900 marijuana plants, 40 pounds of processed marijuana, over...

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