WilCo Sheriff unit busts Leander marijuana grow operation


Williamson County sheriff’s office is in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for two individuals after dismantling an indoor marijuana growing operation of 20 plants in a Leander home, Oct. 27, police said.

The search warrant was executed Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. at a home at the 900 block of Los Vista Drive in Leander.

Investigators are gathering warrants for Katie Thorie, 30, and Dustin Mattsen, 31, for possession of marijuana up to 5 lbs, according to a police news release.

If convicted, the two suspects could face felony charges for two years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. 

The OCU found an active hydroponic marijuana growing operation along with several grow lamps, electronic ballasts, air filtration systems, and various related items.

A portable “grow tent” was found that had 11 small marijuana plants along with nine mature, producing marijuana plants.

In addition to the marijuana plants, approximately one pound of dry marijuana was located inside the home, police said.

Child Protective Services were notified concerning Thorie’s daughter who lives at the residence.