KUDO’S TO DEPUTY BRANDON CLAGGETT OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SANDY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FOR THE NEIGHBORS WHO CALLED IN THE LOUD MUSIC REPORT WHICH LEAD TO A MARIJUANA BUST!
This same property was busted on December 23, 2004 for a large 311 marijuana plant grow. See notice below that was sent in 2004.
Currently the person responsible for the 2004 grow has a
WARRANT for his arrest:
Jonah Blue Sky Mensoff
Manufacturing a Controll Substance
Provided by: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
November 23, 2007 News Release
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Office of Public Information
12700 SE 82nd Avenue, Clackamas, Oregon 97015
(Born in April, 1981)
68690 E. Hunchback Ct. Welches
Dangerous illegal electrical wiring
On Friday, November 23, 2007, at approximately 00:30 a.m. Deputy Brandon Claggett responded to investigate a loud noise complaint at a residence listed as 68690 E. Hunchback Court, in Welches.
Upon arrival and exiting his Clackamas County Patrol vehicle, Deputy Claggett could hear exceptionally loud music blaring from the residence about 150 feet away. As Deputy Claggett approached the residence with intentions of initiating contact with the occupants and address the loud music concerns -- he detected a strong odor of fresh, growing, marijuana emanating from the garage area of the home.
Assistance was requested to the scene and addition patrol personnel representing the Sandy Police Department and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, arrived on the scene to accompany Deputy Claggett with the anticipated contact with the occupants at this address.
A male subject identified as Patrick Piper-Younie; (Born in April, 1981), answered the front door and stated this was his residence. As a result of this initial investigative encounter, at least 10 occupants were discovered present inside this home that were subsequently contacted and identified by investigators.
Deputy Claggett found it necessary to prepare an affidavit in support of a search warrant as this investigation continued at this home located at 68690 E. Hunchback Court, in Welches.
A search warrant was successfully obtained for this residence, and as a result searching law enforcement personnel located and seized as evidence: a 44 plant grow operation in the garage; multiple pounds of dried and packaged marijuana in three different locations in the residence -- including two bedrooms and a backpack in the living room; smoking devices and scales were also located and seized as evidence from inside this residence. (Photos Attached)
Patrick Piper-Younie; (Born in April, 1981) was arrested at the scene, transported to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Jail and lodged for the following charges identified as:
1. Possession of a controlled substance – marijuana - $25,000 bail
2. Manufacturing of a controlled substance – marijuana - $50,000 bail
3. Distribution of a controlled substance – marijuana - $15,000 bail
Patrick Piper-Younie has no recorded prior criminal history identified.
Arraignment for this matter is scheduled for today, Friday, November 23, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in the Clackamas County Circuit Court, in Oregon City. [END]
Contact Info: Jim Strovink, Detective
-SEARCH WARRANT AND MARIJUANA GROW SEIZED-WELCHES-
On Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 5:45pm Deputy Claggett and Deputy Morris of Clackamas County Sheriff’s Officer were called to a suspected burglary in the Welches area. On arrival at the property, there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the broken window. The property owner was not home and upon entering the home, they found over 300 marijuana plants of all sizes from 4 inches to 4 feet through out the home in every room.
- Bedrooms, garage and other areas of the home were filled with a very sophisticated marijuana grow. Very sophisticated!
- Grow lights that were hung on a rotating wire system to move around the growing area, on a timer, venting systems, starter plants, and a number of other very sophisticated equipment.
- Windows were boarded up, drapes were hung, black plastic in various areas to conceal the illegal grow.
- There was no clothing or food in the house. It was obvious that the entire home was being used to grow illegal marijuana grow. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has not released details at this time because the investigation is still in process.
We were able to obtain some of the photo’s of this grow so that you can see just how important it is for us to be aware of illegal activity in our community. The suspected street value of this grow was estimated to be over $700,000. This was a high class experienced illegal grow obviously being used to make a LOT of money!
Hats off to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office! They worked into the wee hours of the morning seizing the entire illegal marijuana grow and all the equipment as evidence. This was a nice Christmas Gift to rid this illegal marijuana grow from our community.
Full blown grow in bedroom 4 inch to 4 foot plants Starter Plants
Illegal Marijuana Smoking Pipe Starter container
Timers and Venting System Venting System
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE
MT. HOOD COALITION AGAINST DRUG CRIME:
Mount Hood Coalition Against Drug Crime
P.O. Box 1351 - Welches, OR 97067