CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Cape Coral Police Take Down Grow House in NW Cape; Two Arrested

 

(August 29, 2014)-  The Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Unit took down another marijuana grow house in Northwest Cape Coral on Thursday night.

Working in conjunction with the Cape Coral Police Department Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Cape Coral VIN Detectives obtained and served a search warrant at 2735 NW 3rd Terrace, after receiving intelligence that a marijuana grow house operation was at that location.

The investigation yielded a total of 31 marijuana plants (18 full-grown, 13 baby plants), weighing a total of 119.7 pounds, with a street value in excess of $75,000 to $100,000 dollars and a large amount of drug paraphernalia used to support the cultivation operation.

ARRESTED:  Sean Michael Merrigan, W/M, DOB: 01-27-1968, of Cape Coral, FL. 
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs. (FSS 893.135 (1a)), Marijuana cultivation (FSS 893.13 (1a2)), and 3 counts of Possession of drug paraphernalia (FSS 893.147 (1)).

ARRESTED:  Juan Daniel Lopez Jr., W/M, DOB: 07-12-1978, of Cape Coral, FL. 
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs. (FSS 893.135 (1a)), Marijuana cultivation (FSS 893.13 (1a2)), and 3 counts of Possession of drug paraphernalia (FSS 893.147 (1)).

"Our VIN detectives and Street Crimes Officers are working tirelessly to target operations like this.  Their successes are a direct result of the partnership we enjoy with our citizens who want Cape Coral to remain one of the safest cities in Florida."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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