Six pounds of marijuana were seized from a convicted felon with a medical marijuana card after he was arrested in a Walla Walla SWAT raid, police said.
Terry L. Knapp, 58, was booked into the Walla Walla County jail after police detectives and the Emergency Services Unit SWAT team searched his home at 712 Whitman around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
During the search, processed marijuana with a street value of almost $30,000 was found, said Officer Tim Bennett.
Knapp has a medical marijuana permit that allows him to legally possess no more than 11/2 pounds of harvested marijuana, Bennett said.
More than $1,500 in cash also was seized.
Investigators also found 15 small marijuana plants, which Knapp was allowed to have in accordance with his medical marijuana permit, Bennett said.
The City Drug Unit began investigating Knapp about two months ago, after receiving a tip that he was dealing drugs, Bennett said.
A confidential informant was used to make several large marijuana purchases during the past several weeks, Bennett said.
Knapp has an extensive criminal history in the Walla Walla area, Bennett said.
Knapp was jailed on suspicion of three counts of delivering marijuana, delivering marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Pasco man sought after escaping from custody
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office are searching for a Pasco man wanted for escape from community custody.
Randy Duane Pleasant, 22, is 5-foot-11, 196 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his right arm.
He's wanted on a state Department of Corrections warrant for escape on an original charge of second-degree assault.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.
Anyone with information about Pleasant's whereabouts can call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers. org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Hermiston man faces growing list of charges
A 21-year-old Hermiston man already jailed for probation violations now a suspect in multiple burglary, theft and vehicle theft cases, police said.
Onorio Jamie Ibarra is accused of stealing a car parked at the Foxwood apartment complex in February and taking another vehicle from the 900 block of West Eskimo Avenue on April 28, said Hermiston police Lt. Jason Edmiston.
Ibarra also is suspected of breaking into a home in the 1200 block of West Ridgeway Avenue and stealing a laptop in March, and entering a unit at the Viewcrest Apartments and taking a video game console and jewelry May 4, Edmiston said.
Hermiston police say they have connected Ibarra to the crimes after interviewing him in the Umatilla County jail.
New charges he could face include two counts each of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.