Grow Houses Becoming More Common in Las Vegas

Metro Police Raid Marijuana Grow House, Claim Part of Bigger Operation 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police raided a marijuana grow house that they say is part of a much larger drug network. Officers apparently found several hundred plants inside a home on Mossy Bark Court, arresting one suspect who was inside the building in the process.

The discovery came after investigators recently raided three other grow houses here in town that police say are all connected to the same drug operation. In all four instances, grow house workers went to extensive lengths to conceal their operations, even tapping into their home’s energy meters to modify them so that excess energy usage would not be detected.

In all, police expect that the final count will be somewhere around 1,600 marijuana plants seized from between the four residences. Officers were at the Mossy Bark Court location until the wee hours of the morning removing all the marijuana plants that were inside.

Cleanup efforts required the use of dozens of cardboard boxes, which were used to hold the marijuana plants and growing equipment that was found at that location. These boxes were marked with “LVMPD”, and will likely be stored as evidence for future court trials.

Police are not ruling out the possibility of more raids like this in the future. For now, they are not giving out details so as not to tip off potential offenders. Anyone who has information about marijuana-growing operations within the city are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 702-385-5555. You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.