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Marijuana grow operation busted in Okeechobee

2 people arrested
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Posted at 6:52 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 08:10:28-04

OKEECHOBEE, Fla.  — Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two people Monday after a tip followed by an investigation led them to find a marijuana-growing operation inside a home.

Deputies served a probable cause narcotics search warrant at the residence located at 2965 NW 34th Ave.

Detectives said during a search of the home they were able to locate marijuana, L.S.D., mushrooms, drug paraphernalia, and a B.H.O. lab used to extract T.H.C.

Korey Sallette and Emiley Close were arrested.

Sallete was arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, manufacture of T.H.C., possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and drug paraphernalia.

Close was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of psilocybin, possession of L.S.D., possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and drug paraphernalia.

Anyone who would like to provide a tip is asked to call the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and leave a message at 863-763-7787.