Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies find 144 pot plants growing in Dover garage

Three men were arrested after the Hillsborough County sheriff's narcotics team said it found $1.5-million worth of marijuana in the garage of a Dover house.

Alfredo Rijo, 44, of 14607 Walden Sheffield Road in Dover, Wilmer Viamontes, 39, of Cape Coral and Eric Reinoso, 38, of Fort Myers Beach, were charged Tuesday with trafficking in marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.

Rijo also faces a charge for theft of electricity, while Viamontes and Reinoso face additional charges of possession of paraphernalia.

Deputies say the garage in Rijo's home, which contained 144 marijuana plants weighing 441.2 pounds and indoor grow equipment, "was converted for the sole purpose to cultivate marijuana." Deputies also seized a 2002 Ford pickup truck.

Deputies find 144 pot plants growing in Dover garage 12/10/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 15, 2008 2:40pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Look for Tampa Bay filmmaker Joe Davison on 'Stranger Things'

    Human Interest

    For a year, Joe Davison kept a secret he wanted to tell so badly he feared it would burst from his mouth like an alien baby from John Hurt's chest.

    Joe Davison, at home in his dining room in Seminole, decked out for Halloween with “Stranger Things” decor, will appear in Season 2 of “Stranger Things.”
  2. Brooksville council begins study of law enforcement options

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — The City Council has jumped headlong into a discussion about the future of the Brooksville Police Department — specifically whether to maintain it as is or change the way law enforcement service is provided in an effort to relieve the city's budget woes.

    Brooksville Mayor Robert Battista suggested that the City Council agree to promise residents that neither the city police nor fire departments would be disbanded without a voter referendum.
  3. U.S. home construction tumbles 4.7 percent in September

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building.

    Construction of new homes fell 4.7 percent in September, the biggest decline in six months, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment building.  [Associated Press file photo]

  4. Show us your post-Irma brush piles

    Hurricanes

    Admit it. You're starting to get used to those Hurricane Irma brush piles, aren't you? They're part of the Florida landscape now, just like a stray palm frond in your yard, or the lizards scurrying across the sidewalk.

    A large pile of brush that came from a tree knocked down during Hurricane Irma stands along a St. Petersburg street. [RON BRACKETT | Times]
  5. ZZ Top cancels 2017 tour, including Ribfest date in November

    Blogs

    Bad news, ZZ Top fans. Once again, the Eliminator is heading into the garage for repairs.