Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-569

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 5, 2015
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    Search Warrant Yields $112,950 Worth Of Marijuana Growing Indoors

    Deputies arrest two people.
    • Wednesday
    • November 4, 2015
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • 1716 Navajo Avenue East
    • Tampa

    Suspect:


    Roberto Diaz Tamarit, DOB 8-31-77
    1716 Navajo Avenue East
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Manufacturing Marijuana
    • Grand Theft Third Degree
    • Own, Lease or Rent for purpose of Trafficking

    Suspect:


    Carmen Sanchez, DOB 6-22-71
    1716 Navajo Avenue East
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Manufacturing Marijuana
    • Grand Theft Third Degree
    • Own, Lease or Rent for purpose of Trafficking

    Marijuana Grow House:

     
      

    Details:

    On November 4, 2015, Special Investigation Division deputies, with the assistance of District One Street Crimes Unit and the K-9 Section, executed a court authorized search warrant at 1716 East Navajo Avenue, within the Tampa city limits. Upon entry, detectives came into contact with and detained Robert Diaz Tamarit and Carmen Sanchez. During the search, detectives discovered three separate rooms inside the home being utilized solely for the purpose of cultivating marijuana. Each room contained several large marijuana plants with multiple high sodium vapor lights, ballasts and fans. Detectives recovered a total of 60 marijuana plants within the residence. Tampa Electric Company (TECO) responded to the incident scene and discovered an illegal electrical connection providing un-metered electricity to the residence. The estimated theft of electricity was $5,183.47. The marijuana weighed approximately 75.3 pounds which carries a street value of $112,950. Both individuals were arrested and charged with the above charges.
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