Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-119

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 27, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Detectives Search A Marijuana Grow House

    Forty-two pounds of marijuana with a street value of $168,000 confiscated.
    • Tuesday
    • March 27, 2012
    • Time: 5:56 AM
    • 308 Larson Avenue
    • Brandon, FL


    Arianny Salvia-Cartaya
    DOB: 9/19/1982
    308 Larson Avenue
    Brandon, FL


    • Armed Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Manufacture in Marijuana
    • Own, Lease or Rent for Purpose of Trafficking
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
    • Theft of Electricity
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Grow House Photographs:




    On March 27, 2012 at 5:56 a.m., deputies executed a search warrant at 308 Larson Avenue located in Brandon. Upon search of the residence, deputies discovered three rooms converted for the sole purpose of growing marijuana with lights, fans and a secondary A/C unit. Deputies discovered 54 marijuana plants totaling 42 pounds with an estimated street value of $168,000. Deputies seized $7600 in cash, a 2003 Ford F-350 truck and 2 firearms. The defendant, Arianny Salvia-Cartaya also had an illegal connection into TECO’s main service which allowed for unmetered electricity.

    The house is located approximately 100’ from Mann Middle School. The defendant admitted to growing the marijuana.
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