Major Marijuana Operation Busted in Central Nevada

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office made a major marijuana seizure near Round Mountain in central Nevada. According to the Sheriff’s Office 9,000 marijuana plants and 500 pounds of finished and packaged marijuana were seized in an illegal grow near Peavine Canyon. They estimate the value of the marijuana at $20 million. Three men were arrested on drug charges related to the operation. 26-year-old Jordan Torres and 30-year-old Jose Mendez-Ayala were arrested at the grow site. 38-year-old Eustacio Piedra-Robledo, fled and was arrested near Riverside, California. The sheriff’s office believes the people involved in this operation were affiliated with a large drug trafficking network.