Marijuana Grow House Busted in Las Vegas
On Friday police busted a marijuana grow house in Las Vegas, which harbored up to a thousand pot plants. Just two days earlier, police busted another grow house holding up to fifteen hundred plants. The two suspects arrested in that raid face charges for the Nevada crime of possession of marijuana with intent to sell among others.
The Nevada crime of possession of marijuana with intent to sell occurs when someone owns or has control over marijuana for the purpose of selling it later. Common clues police look for when making an arrest for this crime include the suspect having a lot of cash, the suspect keeping the marijuana in several containers or baggies, or the suspect carrying a gun. A typical defense to this crime is that the suspect had no intent to sell the marijuana and just kept it for personal use.
Penalties for possessing marijuana for sale grow harsher with each successive conviction. A first offense carries up to four years in prison and maybe a $20,000 fine. A second offense carries up to five years in prison and maybe a $10,000 fine. And a third or subsequent conviction carry up to fifteen years in prison and maybe $20,000 in fines.
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