A grow house was busted in Seminole County Tuesday and resulted in the arrests of five suspects from Miami.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office City-County Investigative Bureau reported that a deputy patrolling the 800 block of Winona Drive in Geneva smelled a very strong odor of marijuana coming from a home.
The CCIB obtained a search warrant and deputies allegedly found a large-scale marijuana grow operation with 49 mature plants and a large amount of harvested marijuana.
Investigators claim the majority of the plants averaged four feet in height and were located in the garage of the house and smaller plants were found in a bedroom.
Agents estimate the grow house had the potential to generate over $880,000 worth of marijuana annually, according to reports.
Five suspects from Miami were arrested and charged with trafficking over 25 pounds of marijuana.
All five suspects are being held without bond at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
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