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The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force concluded a narcotics investigation targeting an illegal marijuana growing operation being conducted in Fort Bend County and Harris County.

     During the past several months, Task Force agents conducted an investigation of four related indoor marijuana grow operations at four residences. They are located in the 600 block of Fair Oaks Dr., in the Stafford area; the 15000 block of Val Vista Dr. in the Houston area of Fort Bend County; 7511 Marisol Dr., in the Houston area in Fort Bend County; and the 15000 Block of Sierra Valle Dr. in Harris County. Three search warrants were obtained from Judge Ronald Cohen of Fort Bend County Court-at-Law No. 5 and one search warrant out of Harris County for the Sierra Valle location.  

     On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, the search warrants were executed at all four addresses by Task Force Agents, Pct. 5 Harris County Constables and members of the DEA. Agents located sophisticated indoor marijuana operations being conducted in three of residences and weapons, currency and cultivated product in the fourth location.

 

     Agents located a total of 778 marijuana plants along with indoor growing lights, scales, water pumps, fans, invertors and assorted equipment used for manufacturing, packaging and selling of marijuana. 

     Three people were arrested in Fort Bend County:

 

      Trong Vo, 35, of Houston; charged with Possession of Marijuana, a second degree felony;

 

     James Lai Nguyen, 27, of Houston; charged with Possession of Marijuana, a second degree felony; and

 

    James Huy Nguyen, 37, of Houston; charged with Possession of Marijuana, a second degree felony and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

     Three additional suspects were arrested in Harris County on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

     The marijuana seized at the scenes had a street value of approximately $2.3 million.

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