Two Gardnerville Ranchos residents were arrested after a marijuana grow room, heroin and reportedly stolen property were found inside their Linda Drive home during a drug raid this morning.
David Knapp, 40, and Crystal Ciccone, 36, were taken into custody after members of the Douglas County Special Weapons and Tactics team served a search warrant on the home.
According to sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jim Halsey, the grow room was found inside the garage. Halsey said the room had been sealed to prevent passers-by from smelling the marijuana.
"The room also contained a sophisticated system of grow lights which automatically moved across the width of the room on a track to provide the marijuana plants artificial sunlight."
In addition to the drugs, searchers also allegedly found property that had recently been reported stolen in burglaries. The sheriff's office is working on identifying the owners of the stolen property, which consists mostly of construction and automotive equipment.
In addition to Knapp and Ciccone, a 10-year-old girl was found living in the home.
Halsey said Knapp had a lengthy criminal history on charges of selling heroin, possession of heroin and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. He was also charged with possession of marijuana for sale, possession of stolen property and child endangerment. He is being held in Douglas County jail in lieu of $90,000 bail.
Ciccone was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of stolen property and child endangerment. She is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail.