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2 arrested in southwest valley pot bust

A small marijuana grow operation that was using highly explosive chemicals to extract THC was busted late Tuesday morning in the southwest valley, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers responded about 11:50 a.m. to 3209 Crescent Run Court, near South Fort Apache and Desert Inn roads, where police found about 40 pot plants and about 13 pounds of weed, along with dangerous chemicals that were being used to extract oils from the plants, said Metro spokesman Lt. Mark Reddon.

Butane liquid, a chemical with high potential for explosion, was being used in the operation to remove concentrated THC — or Honey Oil — from the plants.

Metro’s narcotics division was still on scene about 5:10 p.m.

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the operation, Reddon said.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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