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Odor leads to indoor marijuana grow operation

By ThisIsReno

RPD NEWS RELEASE

Yesterday officers of the Reno Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Everett Street on the report of a possible prowler. As officers were checking the area they began to smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from an outbuilding to the rear of 3655 Everett St.
Contact was made with the occupants, who admitted to having marijuana but declined permission to search.  As a result, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and found
about 2.7 lbs. of marijuana, 11.5 ggw of psilocybin mushrooms, three firearms and an active indoor marijuana grow.
Detectives from the Regional Street Enforcement responded to assist with dismantling of the grow.  In all, detectives seized 26 marijuana plants (24.5 lbs.) in different stages of growth, several grow lights and electrical ballasts.
Thomas Maher, 20, was arrested for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Anyone with information regarding suspected marijuana grows or drugs sales is encouraged to contact the Street Enforcement Team at 334-3065, Secret Witness at 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com or to text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
The Regional Street Enforcement Team comprises detectives from the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Nevada Police Services.
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