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Police find 8 pounds of marijuana in raid on consulting business

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Courtesy of Metro Police

Metro police responded to reports of a marijuana grow house Wednesday evening after Clark County firefighters responded to a fire at the residence. Police found 55 marijuana plants in the house. There are currently no suspects.

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 | 9:50 p.m.

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Metro Police say they found eight pounds of marijuana and a gallon of hash oil Wednesday evening during a raid of a marijuana consulting business.

Police served a search warrant about 6 p.m. at Green Life Consulting, 6785 S. Eastern Ave., near Sunset Road, and found a large sum of money in addition to the marijuana and hash oil, authorities said.

Employees Joseph Raines, 29, Krystal Chong, 22, Michael Pfrimmer, 23, and, store manager Joshua Reed Walter, 27, were each arrested on counts of possession of marijuana, conspiracy to sell, maintaining a place to sell and sale of marijuana within 100 feet of a park, Metro Lt. Laz Chavez said.

Chavez said the business did not have a license to operate a marijuana consulting business, and even if it did, the sale of marijuana is against the law.

“Marijuana sales out of a dispensary or anywhere else is illegal,” Chavez said. “We are targeting any business that is actively selling marijuana.”

In a separate case, Chavez said, a hydroponic marijuana grow house was discovered earlier after Clark County firefighters responded to a fire in the 4700 block of Hamburg Street, near Tropicana Avenue and El Capitan Way.

Chavez said 55 plants were found inside the rental home, and each plant could produce $2,500 worth of marijuana.

When firefighters arrived at the house about 4 p.m., a car sped away, he said. Firefighters extinguished the fire but the entire second floor was a loss, Chavez said.

There are no suspects, he said.

“At this point, it’s just a matter of working backwards to try to figure out who these people are,” Chavez said.

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