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Police Discover 109 Pot Plants During Disturbance Call

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Metro police officers are investigating a grow house in the northwest Las Vegas valley. Metro police officers are investigating a grow house in the northwest Las Vegas valley.
Jared Devin Ries, 32, was arrested after police discovered an indoor grow operation. This photo is from 2009, when he was arrested on a pot possession charge. Jared Devin Ries, 32, was arrested after police discovered an indoor grow operation. This photo is from 2009, when he was arrested on a pot possession charge.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police officers are investigating a grow house in the 9000 block of Mossy Hollow Avenue, near Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road in the northwest valley, a police spokesman said.

Police arrested Jared Devin Ries, 32, of Las Vegas on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

Officers were called to the house about 9:20 a.m. Thursday because of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they were told by the homeowner that two unwanted people were hiding in an upstairs bedroom. When officers entered the house, they found an indoor grow operation.

"I saw him twice this morning like he was waiting for someone, but he was looking on the side of his house," neighbor Braum Orphan said. "I left and when I came back the cops were here. I guess he called the cops on himself because he thought someone was in his house."

Police found about 109 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $309,000. Officers also found grow house equipment, $1,091 in cash and an unknown quantity of hash oil.

Residents are still in shock and had no idea a grow operation was going on in the neighborhood.

"You want to trust your neighbors and think you live in a good neighborhood so when you come home after working hard all day, it's surprising," neighbor Alyssa Sagert said.

This latest bust is a string of grow houses found in the middle of residential areas.

According to Metro, this is the 102nd grow house this year. 

 

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