Besides being immediately remanded to the Columbia County jail in St. Helens, it is not clear through newspaper reports what punishment, if any, was handed down to Flores and Welter. The majority of the marijuana, estimated to weigh approximately two tons, was burned. If harvested, Welter and Flores would have been able to sell their crop for $2 per pound, and it would have then “retailed in Portland to addicts” for $2.50 for a tobacco tin full, or $0.25 for a single cigarette. Corporal Vincent Bakotich, center in photo, was one of the two officers who discovered the illegal crop after receiving a tip.
— Matthew Cowan, OHS Moving Images and Photography Archivist