New trial date set for Burbank man in drug-growing case

Douglas H. Brown is charged with 13 felonies, including drug and firearms charges.

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WALLA WALLA -- The trial for a man who allegedly was growing more than 200 marijuana plants in his Burbank residence last spring has been postponed in Superior Court.

Douglas H. Brown, 58, of 158 Ray Blvd., now is set for trial Jan. 13 and 14. He is charged with 13 felonies.

The trial last had been scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3.

Brown is accused of manufacturing marijuana, possessing it with intent to deliver, possessing cocaine with the intent to deliver, and possessing psilocybin mushrooms and fentanyl. He also is charged with eight counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from tips officials reportedly received that Brown's home was the site of a marijuana growing operation.

They took thermal images of the residence and, in a search April 29, allegedly discovered two marijuana grow rooms with 250 plants in three stages of growth under four different light systems.

Cocaine, packaging materials, electronic scales and psilocybin mushrooms allegedly were found in a bedroom. Discovered in Brown's dresser drawer was fentanyl, for which he had no prescription, according to a Sheriff's Office report filed in court.

Deputies also found in Brown's residence eight firearms, which he isn't allowed to possess because he has a history of drug and prescription fraud convictions, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Brown wasn't home when officials arrived to serve the search warrant. But he returned when they still were there and was arrested. He was released from jail May 1 after bond was posted.

Brown has a medical marijuana card, but it doesn't cover the type of grow operation at the home or the number of plants, according to authorities.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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