PLANT CITY — A Hillsborough County Fire Rescue lieutenant was arrested Monday after deputies say he converted marijuana into homemade cannabis oil inside a fire station.
Deputies arrested Tavoris Allen, 36, at about 3:15 p.m. on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, Sheriff's Office spokesman Danny Alvarez said in a brief statement.
Deputies were called to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station #26, located at 5302 Thonotosassa Road next to Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City, after someone discovered a working botanical extractor device in the station, the statement said. Detectives examined the machine and found it was actively converting two marijuana plants into cannabis oil.
Allen admitted the extractor and the marijuana belonged to him, the Sheriff's office said.
He was released from the Hillsborough County Jail early Tuesday morning after posting $2,000 bail, jail records show.
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