AC turned on during cold weather at marijuana grow house leads to arrests

4 men arrested on marijuana trafficking charges

Published  6:30 AM HST Mar 04, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -

Cranking the air conditioner when it's cold outside led Lee County authorities to arrest four men accused of operating a marijuana grow house.

Acting on a complaint, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit went to a Fort Myers home last week.

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Authorities found water hoses and pipes on the walls in the back of the home and three air conditioners hooked up to the pipes.

After obtaining a search warrant, four men were arrested Friday on marijuana trafficking charges. A fourth person was also arrested on a charge of possession of weapons by a convicted felon. Several guns were found throughout the home.

A sheriff's office statement said having the air conditioners turned on in 64-degree weather "was just one of the many telltale signs" that this home was a grow house.

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