Police Raid Two Suspected Grow Houses

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Metro Police was the lead agency on an investigation into two suspected marijuana grow houses in Henderson Monday afternoon.

Police estimated there are at least 70 plants inside one of the houses with an estimated worth of $250,000.

The SWAT team moved in to the first home about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Someone called police about the house a few days ago, reporting suspicious behavior. According to neighbors, a couple in their 20s lived at the home, and they had only been there a short time.

After surveillance, the warrant was served. Police found the house on Glen Oak because of the overwhelming smell of marijuana.

"This shows the amount of trouble these marijuana grow houses are and the suspects that run them go through in order to make the money," Metro Lt. Laz Chavez said. "Just last week, we had a house with 22 firearms out of; it's something that's very alarming to us. The amount of firearms and violence associated is something we want to get an upper hand on."

8 News NOW has exclusive video from police that was taken inside house. The video shows that three rooms which have been converted to grow marijuana. Much of the house had been rewired to bypass the meter so police would not notice a spike in power use. There were also chemicals used for growing the drug.

Police say the suspects recently harvested the plants, so there are several pounds of marijuana inside as well.

The second home was raided by SWAT late Monday afternoon. Police will not release that information until the raid is finished.


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