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Raid of Brooksville house finds booby traps, marijuana plants

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Raid finds marijuana plants, booby traps

Hernando authorities navigated a number of booby traps outside a Brooksville home this week before finding nearly 60 marijuana plants and 20 pounds of loose marijuana inside.

No one was arrested in the raid Thursday at the house at 15204 Ganster Drive, a Hernando County Sheriff's report said. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Investigators were at the house to serve a search warrant obtained after Withlacoochee River Electric Co. reported theft of services.

Before entering the house, authorities found several traps, including boards with nails in them placed under windows; barbed wire strung about 10 inches above the ground; and electric fence wire on the front porch steps and handrails that was connected to an electrical outlet.

Inside, investigators found 56 marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, 36 grams of processed marijuana, and more than 20 pounds of so-called "shake" from dried marijuana plants.

Raid of Brooksville house finds booby traps, marijuana plants 08/12/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 12, 2011 7:34pm]
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