CRIME

385 Marijuana Plants Found at Wash. Activist's Burgled Home

KIRKLAND, Wash -- A spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington says deputies found 385 pot plants at the home of a medical marijuana activist who was in a shootout with robbers.

Officers also found marijuana products such as butter, baked goods and paraphernalia at Steve Sarich's, and plan to forward their findings to the prosecutor.

Sarich suffered minor wounds when robbers broke into his home early Monday. One fired a shotgun at him, and pellets hit his face and arm. Sarich fired a handgun at one robber, sending him to intensive care.

Sarich runs CannaCare. Under Washington law, the presumptive limit of marijuana plants someone can have for medical purposes is 15 for each patient, but patients can have more if they demonstrate need.