Cops find 6,000 pot plants in Lincoln County

Law enforcement agencies gathered more than 6,000 marijuana plants from what they called “gardens” in the mountains of Lincoln County earlier this week.

The two-day raid north of Las Vegas involved about 50 officers from Lincoln and White Pine counties, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas police, the Nevada National Guard, the Bureau of Land Management and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The raid, which started Monday, involved seven marijuana gardens. Two guns were also found.

One officer suffered minor injuries while investigating the grow areas, which were in remote mountain ranges, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported.

No one was arrested during the raid.

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