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January 30, 2015

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Police raid marijuana grow house in Seven Hills

Pot bust

A multijurisdictional task force arrested three people and seized more than 100 marijuana plants after they raided a marijuana grow house in the Seven Hills master-planned community in Henderson on Wednesday night.

Metro Police narcotics officer Lt. Laz Chavez said the SCORE Team discovered the grow house after a community member tipped them off about suspicious activity. The task force raided the home on the 3000 block of Palatine Terrace around 6 or 7 p.m. and uncovered 114 marijuana plants worth more than $340,000.

Chavez said Henderson Police arrested residents Daren Witty and Jolie Nevius on felony charges of possession with intent to sell marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Police also arrested Doyle Williams, who was at the home during the raid, on a warrant for parole violation.

Chavez said the discovery also continued a trend of grow houses weeding their way into homes inside gated communities and country clubs due to the abundance of rental properties. Less than a month prior, Metro Police arrested a man running a sophisticated grow operation in the Las Vegas Country Club neighborhood.

SCORE Team is made up of officers from Metro Police, Drug Enforcement Agency and Henderson Police.

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