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Marijuana bust

This is the marijuana found by sheriff’s deputies in the Kelso residence. The value of the weed is more than $10,000.

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Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday seized more than $10,000 worth of marijuana and arrested a woman who was operating an illegal home dispensary out of her Kelso residence, sheriff’s officials said.

Acting on a tip, deputies obtained a search warrant for the house in the 800 block of South Seventh Avenue, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig. Deputies discovered more than two pounds of processed pot, marijuana concentrate (or “dabs”) and marijuana paraphernalia, Rosenzweig said. Deputies booked the resident, Jodi Lee Uravish, 53, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Rosenzweig said deputies spoke with three people under the age of 21 who said they purchased weed from Uravish, and that she allegedly regularly sold to under age individuals. The state’s recreational marijuana law still prohibits use and possession of pot by minors.

Deputies also found documents that implied Uravish was selling marijuana and that she had a rewards program where frequent customers could earn a free gram, according to law enforcement.

Uravish allegedly sold marijuana for $10 per gram.


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