NEW PORT RICHEY — A 40-year-old man transformed his walk-in closet into a forest of marijuana, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities discovered 176 pot plants inside the closet at 7504 Mallard St. — a 1,640-square-foot home at the Glen at River Ridge in New Port Richey — after a search warrant was served Tuesday. A report states that 217 grams of marijuana were also found, parceled into 10 plastic bags.
The resident, Vance A. Taylor Sr., was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana. Taylor, a contractor, was released from the Pasco County jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail.