LUTZ — Authorities uprooted a marijuana grow house last week in Lutz, arresting seven people and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana plants.
A search warrant led to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office raid June 3 in a home at 17304 Lynndan Drive, where deputies found a massive growing operation, authorities said. Deputies seized a total of 680 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,360,000, authorities said.
Seven people in the house were arrested on charges of trafficking and manufacture of marijuana. They were:
Tarafa Rafael Lorenzo, 42, of Miami; Felix Andre Perez, 53, of Tampa; Roniel Pantusasarabia, 35, of Tampa; Roriel Bores Lugo, 26, of Lutz; Vladimir Hernandez, 46, of Tampa; Armando Gabriel Amador Prado, 24, of Miami; and Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 49, of Naples.