Thieves beat police to marijuana grow house


When Las Vegas police raided a marijuana grow house early Wednesday morning, it appeared that thieves had beaten them to the punch.

Police responded to a report received about 1 a.m. that the front door of a home in the 7700 block of Mesa Verde Lane had been forced open.

Detectives found the home had been converted into an indoor growing operation. They seized 305, mostly immature plants and about $45,000 worth of hydroponic growing equipment.

"It appeared that most of the mature plants had already been removed from the residence," according to a news release from the Metropolitan Police Department. "It was also evident an unknown suspect(s) had forced their way into the residence with the intention of stealing marijuana and/or equipment; however, no one was inside the residence at the time."

Police also said the growers were stealing electricity and an official from Nevada Energy said the home's wiring was overloaded.

 

Comment section guidelines

The below comment section contains thoughts and opinions from users that in no way represent the views of the Las Vegas Review-Journal or Stephens Media LLC. This public platform is intended to provide a forum for users of reviewjournal.com to share ideas, express thoughtful opinions and carry the conversation beyond the article. Users must follow the guidelines under our Commenting Policy and are encouraged to use the moderation tools to help maintain civility and keep discussions on topic.