SHADY HILLS — A tipster smelled something "skunky" and called the Sheriff's Office.
The odor got stronger every time the door was opened at 15742 Peace Blvd., according to a report.
Electric company officials also said power was being diverted off the home's meter.
The information led investigators from a joint task force of Pasco and Pinellas narcotics deputies to the home Tuesday. They served a search warrant and, according to reports, found all the trappings of a grow house: 117 marijuana plants, 14 pounds of marijuana and more than $2,000 in cash.
The estimated street value of the plants was $100,000, Pasco sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said.
Plumbing from the bathroom was being used to irrigate the plants, which stood 4 to 5 feet tall.
Authorities arrested Luis Gonzalez-Lopez, 31, who told deputies he had been living in a shanty behind the house. He had keys to the residence, the report said.
He is charged with cultivation of marijuana. He was being held Wednesday at the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes in lieu of $5,000 bail.
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