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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-243

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 27, 2016
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    Marijuana Grow House

    Deputies seized approximately 307 pounds of marijuana carrying a street value of $614,000.
    • Thursday
    • May 26, 2016
    • Time: 9:50 PM
    • 3818 Southview Drive
    • Brandon, Florida


    Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rodriguez
    DOB: 6/14/1985
    3818 Southview Drive
    Brandon, Florida


    • Manufacture of Marijuana
    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Own/Lease/Rent for Purposes of Trafficking
    • Grand Theft (Electricity)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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    On May 26, 2016 at approximately 9:50 pm, deputies from the Special Investigations Division and District 4 Street Crimes Units executed a court authorized search warrant at 3818 Southview Drive in Brandon. During the search, deputies discovered two rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana to include 150 mature marijuana plants. TECO responded to the incident scene and discovered an illegal electrical connection providing unmetered electricity to the residence. The estimated theft of electricity was $8,500.00.

    The marijuana weighed approximately 307 pounds which carries a street value of $614,000. Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rodriguez 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. Rodriguez was transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.

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