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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-224

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 20, 2016
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    Marijuana Grow House

    The marijuana carries a street value of $690,000.
    • Thursday
    • May 19, 2016
    • Time: 8:20 PM
    • 3812 Hollister Place
    • Brandon, Florida


    Eddy Acosta Guedes
    DOB: 08/22/65


    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Cultivation of Marijuana
    • Grand Theft-Electricity
    • Own/Lease/Rent for Purposes of Trafficking and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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    On May 19, 2016 at approximately 8:20 a.m., deputies executed a court authorized search warrant at 3812 Hollister Place in Brandon. During the search, detectives discovered two rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. 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 $9,238.24. The marijuana weighed approximately 345 pounds which carries a street value of $690,000. Eddy Acosta Guedes was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Cultivation of Marijuana, Grand Theft-Electricity, Own/Lease/Rent for Purposes of Trafficking and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This is the 20th marijuana grow operation that has been eradicated in 2016.

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