$824,000 in street value seized from home
The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force , a Houston HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) initiative composed of local and federal agencies, concluded a narcotics investigation targeting an illegal marijuana growing operation being conducted in Sugar Land.
During the past month, Agents conducted the investigation at a residence located in the 3200 block of Summer Bay Drive and then obtained a search warrant issued by Associate District Judge Pedro Ruiz.
Photos courtesy of Fort Bend County Narcotics Division (above).
On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, the search warrant was executed at the address by Task Force Agents and the Fort Bend County Regional SWAT team. Agents located a sophisticated indoor marijuana operation being conducted in five rooms of the residence. Agents located 206 marijuana plants along with indoor growing lights, scales, water pumps, fans, invertors and assorted equipment used for manufacturing, packaging and selling of marijuana.
Nguyen Dong Tien (above).
Nguyen Duyet (above).
Dong Tien Nguyen, 40, of Sugar Land, and Duyet Nguyen, 41, of Houston, were arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on first degree felony charges of Possession of Marijuana (greater than 50 pounds, less than 2,000 pounds).
The marijuana seized at the scene had a street value of approximately $824,000.
Both men received bonds of $50,000 and both bailed out of the Fort Bend County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 26.