Search Warrant for Illegal Marijuana in Polk County

Posted on April 27, 2022

On Thursday April 21st, 2022 at approximately 7:00 A.M. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 16000 block of Oakdale Rd just outside of the city limits of Dallas. The investigation was initiated due information of an illegal marijuana grow operation on the property.  Upon execution of the search warrant a male, Wen Tao Zhu, was located living in the residence at the location.  During the search of the location investigators located a substantial amount of cash ($17,000.00 +) and a sophisticated illegal marijuana grow operation with over 2000 marijuana plants at various stages in the growth process.  Trained inspectors located areas of runoff from the operation that contained chemicals from the grow operation.  The amount of run off was not deemed to be dangerous to residents in the area utilizing wells for everyday use.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office also removed two puppies and a chicken from the residence prior to leaving the location.  The puppies and the chicken are currently in good health.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Polk County Code Enforcement, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and a Polk County electrical inspector for their assistance during the search warrant operation.

ARRESTED:

Wen Tao Zhu

04/18/66 – 56

Dallas, OR

Charges:

Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana Item

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Item

Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana Item

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