LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department seized 5,700 marijuana plants worth $8.6 million during a raid of a warehouse on Wednesday.
The warehouse is located on Judson Avenue near Lamb Boulevard and Carey Avenue.
The raid was part of a multi-jurisdictional High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigation that began several months ago and remains ongoing.
A large portion of the warehouse had been converted into a sophisticated illegal marijuana grow operation. The task force found lighting, ballasts, duct work, chemicals, charcoal filters and other items associated with a large-scale growth operation.
This is the largest marijuana grow operation based on plant count in LVMPD's jurisdiction. The previous was 3,244-plant grow operation discovered in 2013.
The LVMPD seized 8.6 million dollars worth of illegal marijuana. This is the largest indoor marijuana grow operation (based on plant count) within LVMPD’s
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) April 16, 2020