A Las Vegas family is in custody after authorities found 61 marijuana plants growing in their foreclosed home. Fredrica Ballard and her family’s four-bedroom rental home is among 130 residents busted by police in the area this year.
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According to authorities, a number of foreclosed homes in Las Vegas, one of the cities hardest hit during the housing slump, are being unwittingly rented and transformed into incubators for crimes like drug dealing and growing pot.
In neighborhoods dominated by foreclosure, people no longer know or keep an eye on their neighbors – the cops’ best tool in catching these grow houses.