Marijuana grow house shut down in West Bend area, deputies say

Son L. Nguyen
Son L. Nguyen

HOUSTON – A man was arrested when a marijuana grow house in west Harris County was shut down, according to deputies.

Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables acted on a tip and raided the house in the 14700 block of Woodward Gardens. They said they seized more than 220 pot plants, weighing 80 pounds.

The house had elaborate lighting and a ventilation system inside.

Son L. Nguyen, 46 was arrested and charged with drug possession.

Deputy constables said in a news release that "grow houses are illegal and can be magnets for other crimes, posing a threat to the safety of their neighbors and affecting surrounding property values."