Pot thickens: Deputies shut down another grow house in Estates

The structure that detectives say housed an illegal marijuana growing operation at 1900 Washburn Ave. in Golden Gate Estates.

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The structure that detectives say housed an illegal marijuana growing operation at 1900 Washburn Ave. in Golden Gate Estates.

Detectives recovered 304 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $912,000 from the operaiton at 1900 Washburn Ave. The operation was identical to an illegal grow house discovered across the street at 1825 Washburn Ave. on Tuesday, detectives said.

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Detectives recovered 304 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $912,000 from the operaiton at 1900 Washburn Ave. The operation was identical to an illegal grow house discovered across the street at 1825 Washburn Ave. on Tuesday, detectives said.

— Twice in one week, Collier County deputies have shut down a lucrative marijuana grow house in Golden Gate Estates.

On Tuesday, detectives found a grow house at 1825 Washburn Ave. with nearly $1.3 million worth of marijuana plants inside. On Thursday, they discovered a second grow house across the street at 1900 Washburn Ave.

The second house contained an estimated $912,000 worth of marijuana, deputies said. The 4,000-foot metal garage-like structure also contained more than $50,000 worth of growing equipment, including 62 power transformers, five air conditioners and specialized fertilizer.

Detectives said the two operations were “identical.” Nobody was at home at either residence, and no arrests had been made as of mid-Friday. An investigation continues.

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