CYPRESS, Texas – Authorities seized $300,000 worth of marijuana during a raid at a grow house in Cypress on Thursday, according to Harris County constables.
Peter Nguyen, 40, and Khoi Huynh, 42, were arrested during the raid in the 8200 block of Polaris Point Lane.
Acting on a tip, investigators conducted surveillance on the house for weeks before the raid.
More than 200 plants and 180 pounds of marijuana were confiscated, according to authorities.
One of the men surrounded to authorities and the other was found hiding in the attic, authorities said.
Authorities said the house had an elaborate light and ventilation setup in several rooms.
According to constables, drug dealers often rent houses and "turn them into indoor marijuana nurseries, harvesting several crops a year."
Authorities said while such houses are obviously illegal, they also threaten neighbors by attracting crime and lowering property values.
Not in Our House! Two suspects arrested during a raid on a marijuana grow house in Cypress are facing felony charges of marijuana possession. Peter Nguyen, 40, and Khoi Huynh, 42, were apprehended in the 8200 block of Polaris Point Ln. while harvesting marijuana from plants inside. Precinct 5’s Narcotics Unit seized more than 200 plants and 180 pounds of marijuana from within the home, which had an elaborate light and ventilation set up in several bedrooms. Drug dealers rent such houses and turn them into indoor marijuana nurseries, harvesting several crops a year. They are illegal and can be magnets for other crimes, posing a threat to neighbors and harming neighboring property values.Posted by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 on Friday, January 19, 2018