Major marijuana-growing by Vietnamese immigrants in Western Washington isn't just a law-enforcement problem. It's culinary problem, too.
An Indochinese social worker from Seattle notes what happens when drug dealers open restaurants in order to launder illicit money.
"I'm finding it hard to find a good place to eat," the social worker told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "These people don't know how to cook."
Cross 108 Authentic Vietnamese Chinese Cuisine in Kent off the social worker's list. Court documents say the restaurant was the nerve center of a million-dollar operation run by Hong Van Nguyen, who was sentenced last month to 14 years for trafficking marijuana and Ecstasy.
If those two ingredients show up in your next bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup, just say "Whoa" to that kind of pho.