BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County deputies on Wednesday went looking for a stolen ATV.
They found a whole lot more.
While investigating the theft, deputies visited 17306 Ponce De Leon Blvd. and discovered the ATV, along with several marijuana plants and a stolen mower deck.
After obtaining a warrant, they found the remains of a grow operation and a meth lab in a motor home on the property.
They found 13 marijuana plants, 16 marijuana root balls, marijuana, liquid methamphetamine used in injections, a shotgun and a rifle. They also found drug paraphernalia and other items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and the cultivation of marijuana.
The homeowner, 49-year-old Gwen Cannon, was arrested and faces charges of cultivation of marijuana, manufacture of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of structure/conveyance for manufacturing a controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Cannon was being held Friday in the Hernando County Dentention Center in lieu of $15,500 bail.
Danny Valentine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 848-1432.