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'Strong odor' of marijuana leads to grow house bust in Port St. Lucie

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Posted at 5:34 AM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 08:55:36-04

A 28-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a grow house was found in Port St. Lucie.

Police said on Thursday they were chasing a burglary suspect, unrelated to the grow house, when three officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from a residence in the 200 block SE Voltair Terrace.

Officers made contact with Omar Ramos, who identified himself as the property manager of the residence.

After a search warrant was obtained for the home, police on Friday located 87 marijuana plants, 77 of which were over 5.5 feet tall.

Ramos is and charged with trafficking in cannabis over 25 pounds, theft of utilities, possession of cannabis with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

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