Las Vegas Police Seize $8.6 Million Worth of Cannabis Plants in Record-Breaking Raid

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Authorities in Las Vegas this week seized thousands of marijuana plants valued at millions of dollars in what was a record bust for the jurisdiction. The city’s metropolitan police said that officers found 5,700 plants worth an estimated $8.6 million in a raid on Wednesday of an old warehouse. The raid was, according to local news reports, the culmination of a months-long investigation into a sophisticated growing operation. Nevada marijuana dispensaries were forced to close their storefronts last month after a shutdown order from Gov. Steve Sisolak to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Authorities in Las Vegas this week seized thousands of marijuana plants valued at millions of dollars in what was a record bust for the jurisdiction.

The city’s metropolitan police said that officers found 5,700 plants worth an estimated $8.6 million in a raid on Wednesday of an old warehouse.

The raid was, according to local news reports, the culmination of a months-long investigation into a sophisticated growing operation. According to local television station KSNV,...

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