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Hernando woman charged with operating grow house

BROOKSVILLE

Grow house evidence results in arrest

A Hernando County woman was arrested Tuesday and faces charges that she was operating a marijuana grow house.

Hernando sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, searched Rhonda Quince's home at 12491 Sun Road, west of Brooksville, just before 1 p.m. During the search, authorities found more than 130 marijuana plants, a bag containing 37 rotting plants and other equipment common to grow operations, according to an arrest affidavit.

County property records show that Quince bought the three-bedroom house in July 2006 for $130,000.

Quince, 44, later admitted to detectives that she was cultivating the marijuana for sale so she could make enough money to pay bills, according to the affidavit.

She was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail, where she was released early Wednesday morning after posting $5,000 bail.

Hernando woman charged with operating grow house 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:07pm]
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