Las Vegas Sun

January 31, 2015

Currently: 55° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

$7 million in marijuana is unearthed at Mount Charleston

A Southern Nevada task force removed more than $7.4 million worth of marijuana plants from a remote area of Mount Charleston during a recent raid, Metro Police officials said today.

The farm — with nearly 4,000 mature marijuana plants — was located in rugged terrain about three miles northwest of the intersection of state routes 156 and 158. Police said they discovered the grow operation after a report of suspicious activity in the area.

Officials said no suspects were present at the time of the Tuesday morning raid.

This is the fifth outdoor grow site discovered in Clark County this year, officials said. The HITDA task force this year has removed 36,000 plants with an estimated street value of $72 million.

The task force consists of members of Metro Police, North Las Vegas Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

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: 3 comments 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. Prohibition is and always be a failure. Legalization, taxation, education.

  2. "THANK YOU for your service to our Country."

    Wizard -- right, keep sucking up to The Man. Maybe they won't come for you

    "It's a plant."

    The_Next -- more, it's a weed. Literally.

    "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. maybe this haul should be donated to medical herb facility or the patients directly.