Las Vegas Sun

April 24, 2014

Currently: 73° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Authorities search business suspected of pot distribution

Site of search

Drug Enforcement Agency officers issued a federal search warrant to a local business suspected of marijuana distribution near Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro Police narcotics officer Lt. Laz Chavez said the warrant was issued for Alternative Solutions, 6985 W. Sahara Ave., No. 110.

Under Nevada law (NRS 453A), people who need marijuana for medicinal purposes are allowed to grow their own plants and to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. The law, however, allows no legal way to buy the seeds or purchase marijuana for those who can’t grow it themselves. Thus, Nevada does not allow dispensaries.

DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen said no arrests had been made as of 8 p.m. Pullen said she was unable to provide any additional details about the search.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 1 comment so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. I am not sure how this law helps those who could use medical marijuana, seems a cart before the horse. It should be changed to allow dispensaries. I don't use it, need it or want it but I do know it helps cancer and other aliment stricken patients cope with pain and drug side effects.