Tucson PD arrest two for 1,100 marijuana plants

Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 19:47:49-04

The Pima County Sheriff's Department concluded a month-long marijuana investigation on Tuesday in which they found more than 1100 marijuana plants, according to a press release. 

The department's Narcotic and Special Investigations Section shut down an indoor grow operation on the northwest side of town. 

Search warrants were obtained for two locations in the 3200 block of East Skyline Drive and the 7000 block of North Corrida de Venado.

At the Corrida de Venado location detectives found 1106 marijuana plants and a "Hash" processing room where the suspects were producing "Hash oil" and "Hash wax." Detectives found marijuana processing equipment which allowed the suspects to process large amounts of marijuana after it was harvested. 

Authorities found more processed marijuana in vacuum sealed bags at the East Skyline location. PCSD also found a hand-gun and $1000 in cash. This location was not a grow facility but was the home of one of the suspects. 

The two suspects who were arrested in connection with this operation have been identified as 31-year-old Patrick McDonald and 37-year-old Kyle Sorensen. Both suspects have been booked into Pima County Adult Detention Complex on multiple felony charges.

PCSD says this grow operation could have produced up to 4,000 pounds of marijuana per year at $1,000 to $2,500 per pound.