Tip leads authorities to largest drug bust in Nye County history

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) - Nye County deputies, detectives, and other agencies including the DEA worked together to eliminate a large outdoor marijuana grow operation in northern Nye County, according to authorities. 

Nye County Sergeant Adam Tippetts said the team began working a tip and investigated the grow operation for several weeks in Peavine Canyon near Round Mountain.

During a raid on Sept. 13, nearly 9,000 plants were recovered as well as 500 pounds of finished and packaged product. 

The confiscated items had a street value estimated at well over $20 million dollars. Making this the largest drug bust in Nye County history, according to Sergeant Tippetts. 

Jordan Torres, Jose Mendez-Ayala and Eustacio Piedra-Robledo were taken into police custody in connection with the illegal grow operation.

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