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Grow house busted in Sarasota

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Sarasota County deputies busted a marijuana grow house on Gallup Avenue in Sarasota and removed over 30 plants from the home, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office report.

Deputies had a search warrant for the house on the 4500 block of the avenue. They arrested the man who lived there. Yunesquis Gomes Torres, 32, was charged with fleeing to elude and aggravated assault as well as the drug-related charges.

Deputies took about 30 cannabis plants weighing a total of 37.7 pound and some grow equipment out of the house. They destroyed the grow equipment.

Torres said he was the only one living in the house. He was charged with trafficking and cultivation of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Detectives continue to investigate.
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