Collier detectives bust Estates marijuana grow house

— A man and woman are facing felony charges after Collier County sheriff’s detectives found a small marijuana growing operation in a shed on the porch of their Golden Gate Estates home.

Heath G. Adams, 34, and Greta Lyr Koger, 40, both of the 1700 block of Benton Road, were each charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Detectives arrived at the home around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and made contact with Koger at the front door, according to arrest reports. When asked if there was marijuana growing on the property, Koger lead them to the shed.

Inside, detectives found 23 marijuana plants, as well as growing equipment — light bulbs, a small air conditioning unit and an electrical transformer, reports said.

Adams then exited the home and attempted to walk past the detectives. He refused to stop when told to do so.

"You are going to arrest me," he said, according to reports.

Adams struggled with deputies who attempted to "escort him to the ground" and handcuff him. In addition to the drug charges, Adams was also charged with resisting a law enforcement officer without violence and was arrested on a warrant out of Highlands County for failure to pay child support.

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