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    Release Number: 15-029

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 16, 2015
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    Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Marijuana Grow House

    This was the second Crime Stoppers tip in 2 days.
    • Thursday
    • January 15, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 2604 - 66th Street South
    • Tampa


    Alberto Mauri-Rodriguez
    DOB: 11-11-82
    19354 N. W. 56 Place
    Miami Gardens, Florida


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

    Grow House located at 2604 - 66 Street South:



    On January 8, 2015, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Special Investigation Division began investigating a Crime Stoppers complaint stating that marijuana was possibly being grown at 2604 – 66 Street South, Tampa. On January 15, 2015, detectives developed probable cause for a court authorized search warrant and with the assistance of District Two Patrol the warrant was executed. Once inside the residence, detectives located several rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. Detectives recovered forty-four marijuana plants which were growing inside soil-filled pots along with equipment used in cultivation process. Detectives also located 218 grams of processed marijuana which was packaged for sale along with 1 gram of powder cocaine. Detectives also seized $3,715.00 in U.S. Currency. TECO responded and located an illegal electricity connection providing unmetered electric to the residence with an estimated theft of $7,800.00. Detectives arrested Mauri-Rodriguez and charged him with the above charges.

    The marijuana had a total weight of 93 pounds with an estimated street value of $186,000.00.
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