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Police raid marijuana grow house near Henderson elementary school

Updated Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 | 11:35 a.m.

Steven Prue, 36, was arrested after police raided his Henderson home and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation on Oct. 18, 2012. Police seized more than 100 marijuana plants, plus several more pounds ready for sale, valued at about $321,000.

Steven Prue, 36, was arrested after police raided his Henderson home and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation on Oct. 18, 2012. Police seized more than 100 marijuana plants, plus several more pounds ready for sale, valued at about $321,000.

Pot bust

Metro Police raided a marijuana grow house operation located less than a block away from Cox Elementary School in Henderson on Thursday.

Police discovered more than 100 marijuana plants and several pounds of packaged marijuana inside the home on the 2700 block of Pinewood Avenue, according to a statement. The seized drugs have are valued at about $321,000

One suspect was home during the raid. Steven Prue, 36, was arrested on felony charges of selling marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Chavez said the case was a high priority for police due to its proximity to the elementary school.

Police are searching for additional suspects associated with the grow operation.

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  1. Well Metro has another 450,000 towards that budget shotfall the sheriff keeps whining about.

    Good for them.

  2. "Chavez said the case was a high priority for police due to its proximity to the elementary school."

    What a capacious crock o' crap and complete waste of scarce public resources. This grow operation was about as harmful to the kiddies as a neighborhood garden. I'd love to know how the cops justified busting into this man's home.

    "Legalize it."

    hater -- no, decriminalize it. Like Nevada's voters instructed the legislature to do in 1998! See it @ http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Const/NVConst...

    "The liquor store on the corner is far more dangerous and so is your neighborhood bar. This makes our police department look like FOOLS."

    las_vegas_al -- amen to all that

    "Tobacco, hemp, flax and cotton, are staple commodities." -- from Thomas Jefferson "The Works," vol. 3 (Notes on Virginia I, Correspondence 1780-1782), "A Notice Of The Mines And Other Subterraneous Riches; Its Trees, Plants, Fruits, &C."

  3. Doug Gillespie has a lot of nerve asking for more $$ when this is how he spends the resources he has. Metro has discretion on which crimes are top priority to investigate and they have shown us time and time again that busting non-violent grow houses takes precedence over everything else. It is an opportunity for police to dress up in their soldier gear and play with their expensive toys (even though none of that is necessary).