A Spanaway man pled guilty last week and was sentenced to 30 days in jail after Pierce County sheriff’s deputies found 170 marijuana plants in his home.
Yonfu Huang, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and was sentenced in Superior Court.
Sheriff’s deputies searched Huang’s house Oct. 31 and found 170 mature pot plants growing there.
According to court documents, 70 plants were in two upstairs bedrooms, with a bathroom serving as a drying room.
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Another 100 plants were found outside in a trailer rented in Huang’s name.
Deputies also found multiple pounds of marijuana bud and thousands of dollars’ worth of grow equipment in the house.
Huang’s lawyer, Steven Kim, said Huang was in China, where his family is from, when he learned a summons had been filed against him. Huang returned to the United States and pleaded guilty to the charges.
“He’s a very responsible young man and found out about the charges while in China,” Kim said. “He’s a U.S. citizen, and he came back once he heard and took full responsibly for the charges.
“I thought he was pretty stand-up for what he did.”