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Authorities Arrest 2 Men On Marijuana Farm Charge

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Two men accused of growing more than 560 marijuana plants near their Carlton, Wash., home are being held in the Okanagan County Jail, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Richard E. Owen, 41, and James D. Gasson, 40, at the property off state Highway 153 on Thursday.

A National Guard helicopter flying over the home spotted the marijuana growing in a field, deputies said.

Along with the pot plants, authorities said they seized growing equipment and guns.

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