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Las Vegas police seize $8.6M worth of marijuana plants

Posted at 3:03 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 18:03:53-04

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.

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— LVMPD (@LVMPD) April 16, 2020