Three people face marijuana trafficking charges after a police search found 25 pounds of pot at their Midtown home.

Tallahassee Police narcotics officers found the marijuana, 16 ounces of hash oil and a large bag of pot muffins at the Gwen Street home of Philip Hiss, 66. His 19-year-old daughter, Ru T. McElvy Hiss, and Joshua Bruan, 35, also were arrested.

Each was charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession with intent to sell, keeping a drug house and various other drug-related charges. Philip Hiss is being held on $25,000 bond. Bond amounts for his daughter and Braun were not immediately available.

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Tallahassee Police narcotics officers seized 25 pounds of pot, edible marijuana and hash oil Thursday. Three people face drug trafficking charges. (Photo: Karl Etters/Democrat)

The officers made the bust about 8 a.m. Thursday after getting a search warrant approved.

TPD spokesman Officer David Northway said VICE officers believed drug activity was occurring at the home and secured the warrant. The house is across the street from a church.

The hash oil is an automatic felony charge regardless of the amount possessed. The raw marijuana is worth between $3,000 and $5,000 a pound, police say.

Officers in October arrested a couple with 97 pounds of pot at their home. While this week’s bust was not that large, Northway said, “we certainly do not find on a day-to-day basis 25 pounds of marijuana in any home.”

Contact Karl Etters at ketters@tallahassee.com or @KarlEtters on Twitter.  

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