Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-135

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 11, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Detectives Arrest Two For Marijuana Grow House

    This is the seventh indoor marijuana grow operation that HCSO has investigated in 2015.
    • Tuesday
    • March 10, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 12208 State Street
    • Tampa

    Arrested:


    Juan C. Rojas-Morejon
    DOB: 8-20=74
    12208 State Street
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Armed Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Manufacture of Marijuana
    • Own, Lease or rent for purpose of Trafficking
    • Grand Theft
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

    Arrested:


    Carmen Sofia Gonzalez
    DOB: 6-15-76
    12208 State Street
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Manufacture of Marijuana
    • Own, Lease or Rent for purpose of Trafficking
    • Grand Theft
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Details:

    On March 10, 2015, Special Investigation Division detectives, with the assistance of D3 Patrol, detectives executed a court authorized search warrant at 12208 State St, Tampa, Fl 33635. This was the culmination of a month long investigation stemming from a complaint received from a concerned citizen. Once inside the residence, detectives discovered two rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. Detectives removed 26 mature marijuana plants growing in the two rooms and 43 cloned plants growing in one of the closets. Detectives located a stolen .40 caliber Glock 27 in the kitchen. Detectives will conduct a follow up investigation into the stolen firearm. Tampa Electric Company responded and located an illegal electrical tap allowing unmetered electricity into the residence. Detectives arrested Carmen Sofia Gonzalez, and charged her with trafficking in marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand theft-electricity and own/lease/rent dwelling for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. Detectives also arrested Juan C Rojas-Morejon, and charged him with felon in possession of a firearm, trafficking in marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, grand theft-electricity, and own/lease/rent dwelling for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. The total weight in seized marijuana was 78.55 pounds with an estimated street value of $86,000. This is the seventh indoor marijuana grow operation that HCSO has investigated in 2015.


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