GOLDEN GATE ESTATES — 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.