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Metro Makes Large Marijuana Bust Early Sunday Morning | Crime

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Metro Makes Large Marijuana Bust Early Sunday Morning
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LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department made a large drug bust early Sunday morning in the area of Charleston Blvd and Fort Apache.

Around 3AM Sunday Metro officers responded to a house in the 9500 block of Rancho Palms for a report of a domestic disturbance between two brothers.

Shortly after arriving on scene officers discovered a 100 plant Hydroponic Marijuana Grow. Officers also found two children, a nine-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl, sleeping in a bedroom on a bed surrounded by dozen of plants and chemicals.

The approximate street value of the marijuana plants was $150,000.

The brothers, 23-year-old Daniel Ballard and 22-year-old William Ballard, were both arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and domestic violence.

The mother of the two children, 42-year-old Frederica Ballard, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, two counts of child endangerment and domestic violence.

The children were taken to into protective custody by Child Protective Services.

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