By Derrick Stanley
A neighborhood Easter egg hunt was halted by a large pot bust Saturday in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.
Witnesses said a man in the neighborhood began screaming that his roommates were going to shoot him.
Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to the home about 6 pm after getting calls about the disturbance.
The deputies soon learned the disturbance was related to an "ongoing large-scale unlicensed marijuana distribution operation" headquartered at a nearby house.
Detectives executed a search warrant and found more than 45 pounds of processed marijuana, valued at over $202,000 on the street.
They also seized over $108,000 in cash, suspected to be drug proceeds, as well as documents and material related to marijuana trafficking.
Despite legalization, Clark County deputies say the illegal marijuana business is booming. They say alleged drug movers often take pot to other states and sell it under the table in order to avoid taxes and in turn, make more money.
Suspects Charles Yorkovich, 24, of Vancouver; Joseph Sullivan, 24, of Vancouver and Jordan Long, 27, of Vancouver were arrested at the scene and booked into the Clark County Jail.
Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff's office