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Deputies find 289 pot plants in Largo home they say is a grow house

LARGO — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday after confiscating 289 marijuana plants from a three-bedroom Largo home they say is a grow house.

Robert N. Davis, 53, who lives in the Trinity area but owns the Largo home, faces cultivation of marijuana charges.

Pinellas narcotics detectives executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon at 9770 130th Ave. N after following up on a tip, authorities said. Davis was the only person arrested.

"We're still working on the case, but we believe at this point Mr. Davis, for all intents and purposes, is the sole operator of this enterprise," said sheriff's spokeswoman Marianne Pasha.

The street value of the plants was not known. "Most of them were very small immature plants, which would have no street value at this point," Pasha said.

Deputies have been working the case for less than a month, Pasha said.

Davis operates a roofing company and parks company trucks at the Largo home, authorities said. He was arrested without incident as he was leaving the home.

Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kniebuhr@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4156.

Deputies find 289 pot plants in Largo home they say is a grow house 03/05/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 5, 2009 10:59pm]
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