Additional marijuana grow houses in Southwest Las Vegas busted
The Additional marijuana grow houses in Southwest Las Vegas busted this week are likely all related to each other.
On Wednesday, a Marijuana grow house was busted on Tricking Stream Circle, near Ft. Apache and Desert Inn Roads and nearly 1,500 marijuana plants were found.
Before the other grow houses were busted, the bust was publicized as the largest marijuana grow house operation to date.
Thursday, there was another bust, located fairly close to the the home on Trickling Stream Circle and Friday, yet another Southwest Las Vegas Marijuana grow house operation was busted near the intersection of West Tropicana Ave and Ft. Apache Rd.
No suspects were located in home at the time of the latest bust.
According to News 3, there were documents found at the home that are in the Asian Language that need to be translated.
The suspects that were arrested Wednesday are Asian. Initially they were unable to identify the middle-aged Asian male and female that were arrested, however, they have now been identified as (Zheung) Biao Cheung, 45, and Chen Hui Qing, 44.
If authorities are able to prove that the additional marijuana grow houses in Southwest Las Vegas are all related, as they suspect they are, Cheung and Qing will face additional charges.
The latest grow house busted is suspected to be even larger than the other ones busted earlier in the week, and will likely set a new record as the largest one yet.
Marijuana grow houses located in residential neighborhoods pose a number of threats.
First and foremost is the danger of a possible explosion since there are numerous chemicals used and electricity is often rigged to mask the high usage. Also, due to nearly every square inch of the home being utilized with plants, the grow operators do not usually live on the premises and, of course, the criminal element that they attract can place residents at risk.
The additional Marijuana grow houses in Southwest Las Vegas busted this week represent a growing problem in the Las Vegas area.