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Alligator seized in Vegas grow house probe euthanized

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Clark County Animal Control officers handle a 5-foot alligator that was seized during a marijuana grow house raid on Jan. 24, 2014. (Courtesy: Facebook/Clark County, NV) Clark County Animal Control officers handle a 5-foot alligator that was seized during a marijuana grow house raid on Jan. 24, 2014. (Courtesy: Facebook/Clark County, NV)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

An alligator seized from a Las Vegas home during a marijuana operation probe was euthanized, officials confirmed.

Doug Nielson, spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Southern Region, said the 5-foot reptile was euthanized because of state laws prohibiting the animal.

Clark County Animal Control took custody of the alligator at a home on Wards Ferry Street as part of a marijuana grow operation. Las Vegas Metro police were looking into the home in connection to a bust made at a residence near Patrick Lane and Sandhill Road.

Metro said 758 plants valued at $800,000 were confiscated. Police, though, have not yet confirmed whether the Wards Ferry home was in connection to the bust.

The animal was then turned over to the state Department of Wildlife.

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