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Police raid another marijuana grow house in western valley

Updated Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | 7:10 p.m.

Pot bust

Metro Police discovered a vast marijuana grow house Friday afternoon in the western Las Vegas Valley. It is the second major pot bust in the area in a week.

Officers with a search warrant entered a home in the 9600 block of Cathedral Stairs Court near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road at 2:30 p.m. They found an estimated 500 to 1,000 plants, but no suspects were found at the home, said Metro Officer Jose Hernandez.

The discovery comes in the wake of a bust of another massive grow operation Wednesday located near Desert Inn and Fort Apache roads. That home was said to contain 1,481 plants with an estimated street value of $4.5 million, police said, the largest indoor pot bust on record for the agency.

Hernandez said authorities don't know if the two drug operations are related.

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  1. How sad......

  2. Think of the tax revenue all that wonderful marijuana could bring in if it were legal and regulated. Oh well, we'll just get rid of more teachers to fix the budget. More dangerous gardeners off the street, way to go Nevada!

  3. Chunky says:

    He'd gladly pay these growers for legitimate work if they could come over and help the Chunks family get their outdoor vegetable garden producing a better yield of tomatoes, peas, lettuce and other items!

    If they can grow $4.5m in pot inside why can't the Chunkster grow more than $1000 worth of produce outside?

    That's what Chunky wants to know!

  4. They valued the plants from the prior bust at get this. Drum roll please/////// $3,100. per plant!
    Now I don't think you can get that many buds off the life of the plant to make $3,100.