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Random burglary leads to major drug house bust

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have busted what they are calling a major drug house in an east Las Vegas neighborhood near East Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane.

According to police, two teens were burglarizing homes in the area and broke into the house on Brassy Drive through the back sliding glass doors. Once inside, they discovered marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and mushrooms.

"It was surprising to us just how much drugs were inside. The cocaine itself and the mushrooms themselves are rare. But here we are and we've got everyone in custody and we're working backwards to try and find the homeowner, or at least the person that was staying in the house," said Lt. Laz Chavez, Metro Narcotics Unit.

Police said the teens left the home and returned with friends Tuesday morning. Neighbors noticed the teens entering the house and called police to report a burglary. Five of the teens were taken into custody.

Police believe the house is being used as a drug storage site. 

Neighbors did not have any idea they were next to a drug house.

"This really surprises me," said Donna, who did not want her last name used.

Police are analyzing evidence, including fingerprints and paperwork, to try and find out who is running the illegal operation.