PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned a judge's decision to suppress the search and seizure evidence from a raid of an indoor medical marijuana grow site.
Three people in Beaverton were charged in 2010 with possession, delivery and manufacture of marijuana.
A trial court judge ruled that, since the person who was registered at the address possessed a medical marijuana card, the police had no probable cause to search the house.
In a ruling released Wednesday, the appeals court said the officer's training, along with the observation of a purported drug deal and the spike in power usage at the house gave reason to believe there was more marijuana being grown than allowed for medicinal purposes.
The case was sent back to the trial court.