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Man arrested in pot bust also faces child abuse or neglect charges

One of the two men who were arrested Tuesday in connection with a southwest valley pot bust also faces child abuse or neglect charges, according to Las Vegas police.

Brock T. Lundahl, 25, and Brent A. Spendlove, 28, were arrested late Tuesday morning after police busted a small marijuana grow operation that was using highly explosive chemicals to extract THC, 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. 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, Metro spokesman Lt. Mark Reddon said Tuesday.

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 on-scene for more than five hours.

Lundahl faces felony charges of manufacturing and packaging a drug without a license, possession, possession with intent to sell and conspiracy to violate a constitutional law. He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

Spendlove faces the same charges as well as a felony charge related to child abuse or neglect. He is also being held at CCDC without bail.

Spendlove is being charged with child endangerment for allowing his daughter, whose age was not released, to live in the same house where the plants were grown and the dangerous chemicals were being used, according to his arrest report.

Metro originally reported that a man and woman were arrested in connection with the operation, according to Reddon.

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

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