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Plant City couple accused of running grow house where newborn lived

PLANT CITY — A Plant City couple arrested on charges of using their mobile home as a grow house are accused of storing marijuana in their three-week old child's room.

On Friday, authorities went to 2203 Bruton Road after receiving a tip from Crime Stoppers, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

When they arrived, they found a box filled with freshly cut marijuana clippings on the front porch and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence.

Deputies got a search warrant for the residence. Inside, they found a hydroponic marijuana grow operation with 37 plants, deputies said. They weighed roughly 20 pounds and were valued at $60,000.

Angela D. Holbrooks, 34, and Christopher Holbrooks, 30, were arrested Friday night.

They were storing loose marijuana in their three-week-old child's room, authorities said. Protective services removed the child from the home.

Both Angela and Christopher Holbrooks face charges of manufacturing marijuana, possessing marijuana, possessing for the purpose of manufacturing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released Saturday morning on $19,500 bail each.

Plant City couple accused of running grow house where newborn lived 04/17/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:01pm]
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