A man arrested for growing marijuana in his Las Vegas Country Club home was allegedly wanted for the same thing in Pahrump, NV.
Amos Cavallo, 29 was arrested after a raid was conducted Monday at a home on Vegas Valley Drive.
The man arrested for growing marijuana in Las Vegas was caught after police received a tip from a neighbor and more than 200 marijuana plants were confiscated that had an estimated street value of $700,000.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that in August of 2011, a home was raided in Pahrump, Nevada and over 2,000 marijuana plants were found.
The investigation at that house in Pahrump, NV cause authorities to raid another house in Pahrump, NV where Cavallo lived, and over 1,700 marijuana were found at that house along with 4 grams of methamphetamine.
The operation was allegedly very sophisticated and Cavallo allegedly manipulated electrical meters so that the metered charges were divided up between the 2 homes. By the time officers arrived at the second home, Cavallo was long gone and an arrest warrant was issued.
Due to the neighbors tip, Cavallo was arrested at the marijuana grow house in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that authorities said the marijuana grow operation was very sophisticated and that nearly every room in the 3,000 square foot home had been converted to use in the grow operation. A small 200 square foot area was reportedly being used for living space; the rest was dedicated to the marijuana grow operation.
Cavallo was arrested and faces charges of felony of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, and the sale of marijuana.
He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
The charges Cavallo faces relatting to the two grow houses in Pahrump. NV. include, maintaining a place to sell or use a controlled substance, trafficking of marijuana and methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia for manufacturing a controlled substance and theft of a public utility.