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Searching for stolen ATV, Hernando sheriff's deputies find meth, pot

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 dvalentine@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1432.

Searching for stolen ATV, Hernando sheriff's deputies find meth, pot 08/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 10, 2012 8:10pm]
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