(September 2, 2016)-  Police responding to a shots heard call found more than they bargained for early Thursday morning.

At around 3:15 Thursday morning, Cape Coral Police responded to 611 NW 20 St. on a complaint of “shots heard.”

Responding officers made contact with two males in the driveway of the residence (Padron and another unidentified male).  Officers saw the back sliding door shattered through the open front door and conducted a protective sweep of the house.  Inside they located a third male (Hernandez).  Officers also saw a large black garbage bag full of harvested marijuana.  The male was escorted out of the house and a narcotics investigation ensued.

Prior to being detained, one of the males took flight from officers at the scene.  A perimeter was set up in the area with the assistance of LCSO Aviation and K9, but the subject was unable to be located.  The other two subjects were identified as Yhosvany Herrera Padron, 44 and Adrian Morales Hernandez, 24, both of 611 NW 20th Street.

A Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics Detective responded to assist.  The investigation revealed that the house contained equipment for processing marijuana including drying equipment, packaging equipment, and GPS trackers for transportation.  Officers found two additional large garbage bags full of harvested marijuana "bud" on the side of the house.  In total, three bags of harvested marijuana were seized weighing 61 pounds.

Based on the investigation it is believed that Yhosvany Herrera Padron and Adrian Morales Hernandez were the target of a robbery of the 61 pounds of marijuana. Investigators believe that the suspects knew that there was a large amount of marijuana that was going to be transported and waited for it to be brought outside of the house. During the robbery, shots were fired and the suspects in the robbery drove away before being able to steal the marijuana.

Yhosvany Herrera Padron and Adrian Morales Hernandez were both arrested on drug trafficking charges and were transported to the Lee County Jail.

"A drug operation like this can be set up anywhere and it can bring an element that will commit violence and endanger not only those involved in the criminal enterprise, but their innocent neighbors as well."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

ARRESTED: Yhosvany Herrera Padron, H/M, DOB: 12-13-1971, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana CR#: 16-013875

ARRESTED: Yhosvany Herrera Padron, H/M, DOB: 12-13-1971, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana
CR#: 16-013875

ARRESTED: Yhosvany Herrera Padron, H/M, DOB: 12-13-1971, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana
CR#: 16-013875

ARRESTED: Adrian Morales Hernandez, H/M, DOB: 08-20-1992, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana CR#: 16-013875

ARRESTED: Adrian Morales Hernandez, H/M, DOB: 08-20-1992, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana
CR#: 16-013875

ARRESTED: Adrian Morales Hernandez, H/M, DOB: 08-20-1992, of 611 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana
CR#: 16-013875

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