Man dies at illegal pot grow


September 12, 2018

On Sept. 5 at about 1:32 p.m., Sergeant Fred Kilian from the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Camilla D. Price, 46, at 18 Shiloh Way in Goldendale in regards to her boyfriend William Curtis Payne, 46, being found deceased at their residence.

Kilian arrived at the residence and confirmed that William Curtis Payne was in fact deceased. There were no signs of injuries or what caused Payne’s death. Payne was located in an illegal indoor marijuana grow operation containing several hundred marijuana plants.

Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Kallio arrived at the residence and obtained a Search Warrant for the marijuana grown. After the search warrant was executed at the residence, a number of other deputies were called to the scene to assist in the seizure of the marijuana plants and equipment.

A further investigation into the death of Payne and persons involved in the illegal marijuana grow operation is ongoing at this time.


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