An Eagle man is behind bars and more than 70 marijuana plants were seized following a raid on what law enforcement called a "sophisticated" pot growing operation.
On Feb. 1, Ada County Sheriff's deputies stopped a speeding vehicle in front of a trailer on South Parkinson Drive in Eagle. Police said the driver ran inside the trailer, where law enforcement found the suspect—24-year-old Tyler Knarr—a woman and a small child. Police said as they were trying to make their way into the trailer, they believe that evidence was being destroyed.
"They had an entire operation, from young starter plants to mature plants about 3 feet tall. There were marijuana plants growing in every room," said Eagle Police Chief Dana Borgquist.
Knarr is charged with providing false information to police, manufacturing/trafficking of a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant from Oregon.
The woman and the child were allowed to leave the scene but police said their investigation is continuing.
"We have lots of children living in this area. They play outside and walk to and from school, and this is not what we want them exposed to. I am proud of the tenacity shown by our deputies to take this grow down and make this a safer community," added Chief Borgquist.