Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 | 12:22 a.m.
The owner of a medical marijuana consulting business was arrested Friday after officers responding to a domestic violence call found marijuana plants, guns and cash at his home in Sandy Valley, Metro Police said.
Mark Mancuso, 52, owner of Going Green Consulting, 1516 East Tropicana Ave., was arrested on counts of possession with intent to sell marijuana and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person after officers discovered 109 marijuana plants, 12 firearms and several thousand dollars at his home, police said.
Police said they conducted a raid of his business later in the day, at about 6:45 p.m., and uncovered more marijuana, several thousand dollars and a cash-counting machine.
Metro Lt. Laz Chavez said the incident began when police received a report of domestic violence at Mancuso’s home about noon on Friday. When officers entered the home, they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana, he said.
A woman at the home, who was not identified, was arrested on a count of domestic violence, police said. Mancuso was being held at Clark County Detention Center on $16,000 bail.
Chavez said the raid was unrelated to any raids conducted by the DEA in September.
Chavez, the lieutenant in charge of the marijuana team, said his team is getting close to uncovering 100 marijuana grow operations this year and anticipates it will surpass last year’s number.
“I anticipate (this case will) lead us to additional suspects,” Chavez said.