Nearly 600 pot plants seized in Fort Bend County drug bust

Tho Nguyen, 32, is charged with possession of marijuana after investigators found 587 marijuana plants and $91,941 during a search warrant at a Richmond area home on Monday.

January 12, 2012 4:11:57 PM PST
Deputies arrested a 32-year-old man after they seized nearly 600 pot plants and $100,000 in cash during a drug bust in the Richmond area, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Tho Nguyen was arrested on a possession of marijuana after investigators found 587 marijuana plants and $91,941 during a search warrant at a home in the Waterview Estates subdivision.

Detectives had been investigating the home in the 5000 block of Beech Fern Drive for two months before they executed the search warrant on Monday. Inside the home, they also discovered indoor growing lights, scales, water pumps, fans, power inverters and assorted equipment used for manufacturing, packaging, and selling marijuana.

Nguyen was released from the Fort Bend County Jail after posting a $15,000 bond.


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