Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-164

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 23, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Detectives Close A Grow House

    Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit seize marijuana plants with street value of $140,000.
    • Saturday
    • May 21, 2011
    • Time: 4:45 PM
    • 2515 Clareside Drive
    • Valrico, FL


    Felipe Tamayo Hernandez
    DOB 12/21/59
    2515 Clareside Drive
    Valrico, FL


    • Manufacture of Marijuana,
    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Grand Theft of Electricity


    On May 21, 2011, at approximately 4:45 p.m., District 4 Street Crime detectives obtained and executed a court authorized search warrant resulting in the seizure of 20 marijuana plants, totaling 186 lbs. The street value of the plants is approximately $140,000.00. Detectives discovered a sophisticated lighting and irrigation system as well as a second air conditioning unit used to cool the garage.

    The arrest was a result of a Crime Stoppers tip that was received.

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