(July 17, 2015)-  Detectives with the Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Unit took down a marijuana grow house operation late Wednesday afternoon.

As a result of evidence gathered during an ongoing investigation, VIN Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence located at 4026 SW 8 Place, Cape Coral, FL.  Detectives made contact with and detained the resident, Arsenio Martinez, in his driveway just after 4:00 PM.  VIN Detectives with the assistance of members of the Street Crimes Unit executed the warrant on the home.

Inside, Detectives found the residence had been converted to an elaborate marijuana cultivation operation.

Detectives seized a large amount of evidence including 25.7 lb. of marijuana and $3950 dollars in US currency.

Martinez was arrested on charges of Trafficking in Marijuana in excess of 25 lb., Manufacture of Marijuana Within 1,000 ft. of a School or Childcare Facility, Ownership/Lease/Rental of Structure for Manufacturing or Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and transported to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Arsenio Martinez, W/M, DOB: 12-10-1977, of 4026 SW 8 Pl., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: Trafficking in Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs, Manufacture of Marijuana Within 1,000 ft. of a School or Childcare Facility, Ownership/Lease/Rental of Structure for Manufacturing or Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

ARRESTED: Arsenio Martinez, W/M, DOB: 12-10-1977, of 4026 SW 8 Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking in Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs, Manufacture of Marijuana Within 1,000 ft. of a School or Childcare Facility, Ownership/Lease/Rental of Structure for Manufacturing or Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

PHOTO:  Much of the home had been converted into a climate controlled marijuana cultivation operation.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Much of the home had been converted into a climate controlled marijuana cultivation operation.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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