Police snare suspected marijuana farmerAuthorities say they caught Bradley Roy Lewis, 24, in the act of trimming marijuana plants in his 24-foot trailer parked at a property near Golden Gate Avenue.
By: Mike Enright, Alexandria Echo Press
Police arrested an Alexandria man Wednesday while he was allegedly pruning some plants – about $150,000 worth of marijuana.
Authorities say they caught Bradley Roy Lewis, 24, in the act of trimming marijuana plants in his 24-foot trailer parked at a property near Golden Gate Avenue.
After searching Lewis’ trailer, his vehicle and his home, investigators said they seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and packaging material.
“Every time we can get a drug user or drug dealer or drug grower off the streets, it’s better for our community,” said Rick Wyffels, Alexandria chief of police. “When you have that volume of marijuana, it is often used to distribute to others. As a result, we are better having this out of our community.”
Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, whose office worked with the Alexandria Police Department on the bust, credited the efforts of drug task force agents that resulted in Lewis’ speedy capture.
“Investigators working on it did a good job of piecing together information so we were able to obtain three search warrants,” he said. “Two in the county, and one in Alexandria.”
Lewis has been charged with third-degree controlled substance crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.