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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-413

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 10, 2013
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    Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To A Marijuana Grow House

    Detectives seized 102 marijuana plants.
    • Wednesday
    • October 9, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 11902 N. Grovewood Avenue
    • Thonotosassa

    Arrested:


    Christopher Dean Raulerson
    DOB: 3/14/1964
    11902 N. Grovewood Avenue
    Thonotosassa, Florida

    Charges:

    • Cultivation of marijuana
    • Possession of marijuana
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia

    Details:

    On October 9, 2013, detectives in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Division, Tactical Intelligence Team along with HCSO Patrol District 2 deputies responded to 11902 N. Grovewood Avenue in Thonotosassa after an anonymous tipster contacted Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and gave details of marijuana grow operation inside a residential home.

    Detectives obtained consent to search the residence and located two rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana.

    Detectives seized one hundred and two (102) marijuana plants as well as loose marijuana which totaled 13.9 pounds. Also sized were high powered sodium grow lights and ballasts.

    The street value of the marijuana is approximately $14,000. Raulerson was booked into the Orient Road Jail.

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