CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

239-574-0642

Cape Coral Police Take Down Marijuana Grow House

(March 16, 2012)- On Thursday March 15th at 3:00pm, Patrol Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department's 2nd Platoon discovered a possible marijuana grow house operation at 3829 Agualinda Blvd in the southwest section of the city.

Officers contacted the Narcotics Unit who began surveillance on the home and began conducting an investigation. At 5:10pm, Javier Hernandez arrived at the residence and was contacted by police. After questioning Hernandez, who told officers that there was an elaborate marijuana grow house operation inside, a search warrant for the home was obtained.

Detectives then executed the search warrant and discovered over 113pounds of marijuana as well as 20 mature marijuana plants inside of the garage.

Javier Hernandez was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana and taken to the Lee County Jail.

"Excellent teamwork between the alert Patrol Officers who quickly realized indicators of a grow house and the Narcotics Detectives who continue to take down these operations. This one was a little different due to the location. This was not in an isolated area; this criminal operation was set up in the Southwest Cape. Probably the first one in the 33914"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ 12-12-58 3829 AGUALINDA BOULEVARD CAPE CORAL FL

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