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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-216

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 31, 2013
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    Deputies Dismantle Marijuana Grow House in Brandon

    The marijuana had an estimated street value of $640,000.00.
    • Wednesday
    • May 29, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 804 Regent Circle North
    • Brandon, FL

    Arrested:


    Rodolfo Leantaud
    DOB: 12/14/1968
    804 N. Regent Circle
    Brandon, Florida

    Charges:

    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Cultivation of Marijuana
    • Own or Lease for the Purpose of Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Child Neglect
    • Grand Theft (electricity)

    Arrested:


    Magaly Cuevas
    DOB:07/09/1967
    804 N. Regent Circle
    Brandon, Florida

    Charges:

    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Cultivation of Marijuana
    • Child Neglect

    Details:

    On May 29, 2013, HCSO District IV Street Crimes deputies responded to 804 Regent Circle North in Brandon after receiving a drug complainant from a citizen. When deputies arrived, they met with Rodolfo Leantaud and obtained written consent to search his residence. Once inside the residence, deputies located marijuana indoor grow operation within the garage of the residence. The garage was constructed for the sole purpose to cultivate marijuana. The garage was equipped with lights, ballasts, fans, CO2, an A/C Unit, and other miscellaneous items commonly used to cultivate marijuana. There were 42 (6 foot) marijuana plants that were in the budding stage. The marijuana weighed approximately 160 pounds which has an estimated street value of $640,000.00. All of the equipment was being powered via a bypassed metered electrical connection. Deputies also learned that Rodolfo had a 13 year old living at the residence along with his wife, Magaly Cuevas.

    The Tampa Electric Company was notified and responded to the scene to assist with the theft of electricity. The 13 year old was released to family members.

    The investigation continues
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