VALRICO, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's says its deputies have put a dent in a major marijuana grow operation.
Detectives say they found a house full of more than one million dollars worth of marijuana on Kyle Court near Cade Lane in Valrico.
They served a search warrant Wednesday and reportedly found two rooms converted solely for growing marijuana.
Authorities say they recovered 41 mature marijuana plants that had a total weight of 522 pounds.
TECO workers say they found an illegal electric connection providing unmetered power to the home. Authorities say the total cost of the electrical theft was $7,713.57.
Victor Perez Madrigal, 49, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, marijuana trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, third-degree grand theft and maintaining a place for drug use.
He was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
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