161 marijuana plants seized in Lostine

By Katy Nesbitt October 22, 2013 12:51 pm

Lostine – A Monday afternoon raid in Lostine led to two arrests and the seizure of 161 marijuana plants.

Search of the downtown residence, the Wallowa County Sheriff's office report said, led to the discovery of plants in various stages of growth.

Packages of processed marijuana, grow equipment, firearms, and ammunition were also seized, according to report.

Jay Butzien, 38, was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, six counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, six counts of reckless endangering, and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

Angela Eckhardt was cited and released for unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, six counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, six counts of reckless endangering, and frequenting a place where controlled substance are used.