Marijuana Grow House Found in St. Lucie Home
Marijuana grow houses are becoming extremely popular in the state of Florida. Marijuana grow houses can be anything from garages, to abandoned trailers, to old houses and sheds. These structures are fortified to facilitate the growth of Marijuana and preparation for sale and distribution. If you have been charged with growing Marijuana, you may face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a felony criminal record.
Marijuana Grow House in St. Lucie County
A 54-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office investigators found about 200 marijuana plants at a “grow house” in northern St. Lucie County, according to an article in WPTV News. David Paul Sullivan was arrested on felony charges including cultivation of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after sheriff’s investigators searched a home.
According to the article, Sullivan admitted he’d been growing marijuana for about three years, saying the entire pot farming operation was his. Sheriff’s officials stated about 2 pounds of harvested marijuana were recovered, and the plants weighed about 23 pounds. Some plants were 3 to 4 feet tall while others were smaller.
Sullivan said he began growing pot when he injured his back and that he sells marijuana to pay bills.
The North Boulevard home’s three bedrooms were re-modeled to farm pot, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Special lighting hung over the plants, and reflective material covered the walls to intensify the lighting effects. Fans blew carbon dioxide gas over the plants, and filtered water was pumped into the plastic containers holding the plants.
Sullivan was held Thursday in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of $83,250 bail, a jail official said.
Marijuana Grow House
If you have ever been charged with operating a marijuana grow house, you will need the specialized assistance from a criminal defense lawyer immediately. This kind of offense is not taken lightly and you will be facing serious consequences so employing the help of a criminal defense lawyer is imperative to your case.