$4.5 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized in Las Vegas

 by lucy

In Las Vegas, police officers seized an estimated $4.5 million worth of marijuana plants from a home on Trickling Stream Circle, located about 20 minutes from The Strip.

Officers are now calling the bust the biggest indoor marijuana seizure Las Vegas has ever seen.  Police who served the warrant last week discovered a home completely filled with marijuana plants– the only sign that someone actually could have been living there was a few water bottles and some oranges.

Las Vegas police Lieutenant Laz Chavez, who oversees the city’s marijuana task force, told the Las Vegas Review Journal that “Practically every square foot was filled with plants.  There were custom rooms built just to house this gigantic lab.”

Five rooms of the house were converted into an indoor farm, according to police reports.  The house was essentially destroyed by the grow operation.

Chavez said, “The damage to the house was almost shocking.  They just destroyed so much of the house with liquid fertilizer, and a significant amount of mold was developing in there.”

Two people, a man and a woman, were found hiding in a nearby yard and were arrested.  They were booked on charges including possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a place for sale of a controlled substance.

In addition to the estimated $4.5 million worth of plants, police also discovered $30,000 cash in the home.


[Source/Photo Source AP/LVMPD]

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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 1

    BlazinAlberts said on Jan 14, 2013

    Quite the set up.

  2. 0

    MACVISHION said on Jan 14, 2013

    pimpin aint easy

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    roadkill said on Jan 14, 2013

    mold really? u would think with all that money they spend growin it they could stop a lil mold.

  4. 0

    StickyBudz said on Jan 14, 2013

    Haters gonna hate.

  5. 1

    Joe4sho said on Jan 14, 2013

    i love how they said they found oranges an water! cuz all ya really need is kush an orange juice ya thats what i feed em! lol

  6. 0

    alpha said on Jan 14, 2013

    yeh like every home doesn't have alittle mold. Pretty ballsy though-that looks like a high end home. You would think that the energy bill on that would be a red flag.

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    Bswellz85 said on Jan 14, 2013

    @Roadkill: Yeah looked pretty clean and sexy to me. I like how they always throw "mold & Liquid fertilizers" out there, like they have nothing negative to say, so " mold & Liquid fertilizers" Detroyed the house. probly some gang grow op anyway.

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    cannalogic said on Jan 14, 2013

    house looks in good shape to me

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    Quizy said on Jan 14, 2013

    They did NOT pay their taxes!! GO DIRECTLY TO jail.. sad but true!.. All those HIGH rollers in Vegas!! lololol.. sorry had to!

  10. 0

    DaJointGuy said on Jan 14, 2013

    $4.5million? Funny how they weigh the plant soil nd pot when getting.their final weigh in

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