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.
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