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2011: Vegas grow house and dispensary raids by the numbers

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In the wake of a marijuana grow house bust in northwest Las Vegas Thursday evening that yielded $1.8 million in plants and several arrests, Metro police have released their grow house/dispensary statistics for 2011.

Metro police busted 146 grow houses in their jurisdiction last year. 13,003 marijuana plants were impounded, the street value of which is estimated at $45.5 million.

Additionally, 146 firearms were seized in 48 of those grow houses, a 36 percent increase in firearms confiscations over the previous year. Police seized $89,713 in cash.

A total of 32 marijuana dispensaries were investigated in 2011. 35 search warrants were issued, which resulted in 53 arrests and 144.8 lbs. of marijuana seized. Police also confiscated 387 lbs. of THC edibles and $174,113 in cash from the dispensary raids.

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