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Cape Coral Police Bust Million Dollar Grow House Operation


(February 28, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Detectives and members of our Street Crimes Unit (SCU) served a search warrant on 1206 NE 8th Place, Cape Coral after obtaining intelligence and developing probable cause that a marijuana grow house operation was being operated at the residence.

The search warrant revealed a substantial, high tech marijuana grow operation.  Elaborate lights, watering systems, temperature controls, and wiring setups, along with mylar-insulated rooms were found.  Cape Coral Police Detectives seized a total of 60 plants and harvested marijuana buds, with a goal weight of 436.3 pounds and street value of over $1 million dollars.

Arrested:  Yoel Escano Trimino, W/M, DOB: 07-16-1973, of 1206 NE 8th Place, Cape Coral.

Charges:  Trafficking in Marijuana (In excess of 25 lbs or 300 plants), Cultivation of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

"This is another example of the outstanding work that the men and women of the Cape Coral Police Department do each day.  I'm proud that our Officers and Detectives were able to work quickly and safely to take down one of the largest single grow house operations ever located in Cape Coral without incident and with minimal disruption to the good law-abiding citizens in the area."- Bart Connelly, Chief of Police