Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-511

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 23, 2013
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    Detectives Seize Firearms Inside Marijuana Grow House Operation

    Aroma leads detectives to grow house.
    • Thursday
    • December 19, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 1605 Sidney Dover Road
    • Dover

    Arrested:

    Joel N. Martinez
    DOB 10/27/87
    1605 Sydney Dover Road
    Dover, Florida

    Charges:

    • Cultivation of Marijuana
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm(3 counts)
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony(3 counts)
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    Arrested:

    Felipe Martinez-Romero
    DOB 12/18/93
    3708 Jimmy Tree Lane
    Plant City, Florida

    Charges:

    • Possession of Marijuana

    Arrested: 

    Edgar C. Rico-Martinez
    DOB 07/13/97
    3708 Jimmy Tree Lane
    Plant City, Florida

    Charges:

    • Possession of Marijuana

    Details:

    On December 19, 2013, HCSO Patrol District 2 deputies discovered a grow house at 1605 Sidney Dover Rd in Dover when they responded to a prowler call in the area and smelled what they believed to be marijuana coming from the residence.

    Detectives with the Patrol District 2 Street Crimes Unit responded and knocked on the front door of the home. When the occupants opened the door, evidence of a grow house was spotted in plain view.

    HCSO Special Investigation Division, Tactical Intelligence Detectives responded and executed a court authorized search warrant.

    During a search of the residence, detectives located 30 marijuana plants growing in soil filled pots inside a bedroom and several large bags of marijuana packaged for sale, totaling 10.9 pounds.

    A loaded Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Stag Arms .556 Assault rifle, and a .22 caliber pistol were also located within the residence. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $10,000.00

    The investigation continues.

     
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