March 19 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon — A man was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for hiding pot growth in specially constructed homes.
65-year-old Yim Sun Chan pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to manufacture pot. He was sentenced Tuesday.
Chan paid cash for the homes and had accomplices modify them so the entire square footage could be used to grow pot, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kemp Strickland.
The case grew out of a Portland police investigation of Forest Grove-based Portland Garden Supply, which supplied indoor marijuana growing equipment to customers.
Police say the company operated as a front for the illegal marijuana enterprise.