By: Chen Yun-yu, Wu Jui-chi and
interns Grace Hu and Meryl Kao
The technician, identified only by his surname Hsieh (謝), has been an employee at the facility for about three years and was found suspiciously using an abnormally large amount of electricity and not turning off the lights in his dorm room in the past two months, according to the institute.
Staff there notified the Taoyuan Military Police and the Taoyuan Police Department's Longtan Precinct, which later found several marijuana plants and some equipment for use in growing the hallucinogenic drug in Hsieh's dorm on Wednesday, the institute said.
According to the police, Hsieh claimed that the marijuana was only grown for his own use, but the police are looking into whether he grew the plant to produce as drugs for selling.