Two men accused of operating a marijuana growing operation that was busted in March were supposed to appear in Lewis County Superior Court on Tuesday, but warrants were issued for their arrest after they failed to appear.
Thomas D. Wu, 32, of Chehalis, and Huguang Wu, 51, of Puyallup, were both charged with manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver and maintaining a building for keeping controlled substances.
Both were sent summonses to appear in Superior Court on Tuesday, but failed to appear and Judge Joely O’Rourke issued $25,000 warrants for their arrest.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Jan. 15 the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team was tipped off about a potential marijuana grow op by the Lewis County Transfer Station, which had numerous garbage bags dropped off filled with marijauna clippings.
The vehicle that reportedly was identified, a white Honda, dropping off the bags of marijuana clippings belonged to Huguang Wu, police determined.