Pubdate: Thu, 21 Jan 1999
Source: The Sierra Sun (CA)
Copyright: 1999 The Sierra Sun
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OLYMPIC VALLEY - 1998 California gubernatorial candidate Steven Kubby of
Olympic Valley was arrested and jailed Tuesday on several marijuana-related

Kubby, 52, and his wife, Michele, 32, were arrested Tuesday and charged
with possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana and
conspiracy, according to a report from the North Tahoe Task Force. 

Following a six-month investigation, members of the North Tahoe Task Force
obtained a warrant to search the Kubbys' residence at 1102 Olympic Way in
Squaw Valley. 

"Investigators located four separate grow rooms in the residence, one in an
unused shower stall, one in a room built under the house, one in a
downstairs room and the last in the unfinished dirt area of the basement,"
the report said. 

Although the investigation has been going on for six months, Lt. Mike Allen
of the Nevada Division of Investigation, said he couldn't comment at press
time about what triggered the investigation. 

"They are still in jail in Auburn right now," Allen said. 

Also according to the report, approximately 300 marijuana plants, ranging
in size from small nursery plants to full grown plants with buds were
confiscated. Other evidence removed from the residence included growing
equipment and drug paraphernalia. 

The total street value of the confiscated drugs is estimated at $420,000. 

Kubby, a 23-year cancer survivor, is an avid proponent of medical marijuana
use. On his Web site, Kubby credits the use of medical marijuana to his

As well, during his campaign for governor, Kubby advocated the legal use of
marijuana for medical purposes. 
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