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Tip leads Hernando authorities to marijuana grow house in Spring Hill

BROOKSVILLE — Two Spring Hill men were arrested Wednesday and charged with operating a marijuana-growing operation.

Yonny Karel Seculitolosa, 32, faces multiple charges, including cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of a controlled substance and drug trafficking. He was being held Wednesday at the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $15,500 bail. Juan M. Garcia, 30, faces one count of marijuana cultivation and was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

According to a Hernando Sheriff's Office report, an investigation of a tip led vice and narcotics detectives to 9543 Century Drive in Spring Hill, where a search revealed that the entire interior had been converted to accommodate a grow operation. Detectives found 17 marijuana plants, plus 27 pounds of processed marijuana. Detectives also noticed that power was being diverted from the meter.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

Tip leads Hernando authorities to marijuana grow house in Spring Hill 02/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:35pm]
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