Florida officials say the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Boynton Beach Police, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently apprehended a hydroponic marijuana grow operation in Fellsmere, taking more than 300 plants from the house. The street value for that amount of marijuana is estimated at almost five hundred grand.
Police also seized several more pounds of marijuana and weapons from a house on the Intracoastal in Boynton Beach. An investigation took three months and resulted in the arrest of a 48-year-old Boynton Beach man who is charged with cultivation of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana plants. He is currently free on bond.
The grow house had been modified with 24-hour high intensity lighting, several dehumidifier and air conditioning units and timers, according to police. Florida Power & Light is one of the providers in the area where the grow house is located and said it only releases information on its client when the company is served with a subpoena. Otherwise, a spokesperson said, they do not tip off police about suspicious activity or unusual usage patterns.
Source: FPL says it doesn’t tip police to marijuana grow houses, South Florida Sun Sentinel, December 10, 2010
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