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Updated: 8/14/2012 1:51 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A Las Vegas man was in custody Monday night for growing pot out of his home.

SWAT officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department served a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 8300 block of Fox Brook Court. They discovered a large indoor marijuana grow operation housing approximately 50 mature plants, with an estimated street value of $150,000.

Michael D. Herda, 23, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and possession of marijuana.

This investigation was conducted by Southern Nevada Cannabis and Regional Enforcement, and is a HITDA funded task force. The investigation began after numerous citizen tips indicating suspicious activities were occurring at the residence.

Citizens who believe any type of illegal activity may be occurring anywhere within southern Nevada are encouraged to contact their local Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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