Plant City, Florida -- Four people were arrested after a call of a burglary in progress at a Plant City home resulted in a grow house bust on March 7.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies responded to the 911 call at the home in the 6600 block of Knights Griffin Road after a witness reported seeing a van drop two men off at the home and then take off.

When deputies arrived, they discovered fresh pry marks on the back of a shed. K-9 deputies then tracked and located two suspects, Yunel Hernandez-Carrera and Leonardo Benito Catala. Both were arrested without incident.

Patrol deputies located the van nearby and later arrested the driver Yenisleidy Moreno-Morgan.

During the search of a detached garage, detectives discovered it had been converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. A total of 66 large marijuana plants growing inside soil-filled pots were seized along with several pieces of equipment used to manufacture marijuana.

PHOTOS:4 arrested in burglary of Plant City grow house

TECO responded and located an illegal electricity connection providing unmetered electricity to the garage and estimates the theft of electricity at approximately $10,000.

Detectives arrested the tenant, Luis Alvarez-Alonso, and charged him with Trafficking in Marijuana, Manufacture of Marijuana, Own, Lease or Rent for Purpose of Trafficking, Grand Theft Third Degree (Electricity). The marijuana had a total weight of 220 pounds with an estimated street value of $265,000.


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