Feds seek seizure of houses where pot found in North State

Feb 26, 2015 3:51 PM by Associated Press

Federal drug agents are seeking a court order to seize a house in Humboldt County and another in Trinity County, alleging they were bought with the proceeds from marijuana illegally sold in New York and Georgia.

The filings show that while federal authorities have said they will respect state laws legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, they will continue to prosecute cases involving drug sales in other states.

The Mail Tribune reports court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Medford, Oregon, say agents found marijuana in a house outside McKinleyville, California, and another house in Salyer, California.

Agents allege that $2 million in cash was deposited in banks in New York and Georgia, and withdrawn by one of the owners in Oregon.

No criminal charges have been filed.

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