60-year-old man accused of running poolside marijuana grow operation


 Name: DAVID SCOTT KRAUSE 
 Charge:  MARIJUANA-MFG SCHEDULE 1, MARIJUANA-MORE THAN 20 GRAMS-POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
 Residence: Naples, FL 
 Age: 60
 Occupation: FITNESS
 Case #: Not yet available

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  • Name: DAVID SCOTT KRAUSE
  • Charge: MARIJUANA-MFG SCHEDULE 1, MARIJUANA-MORE THAN 20 GRAMS-POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
  • Residence: Naples, FL
  • Age: 60
  • Occupation: FITNESS
  • Case #: Not yet available

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A 60-year-old man faces felony charges after Collier County sheriff’s detectives say they found a poolside marijuana grow operation at his North Naples home on Wednesday.

David Scott Krause, 151 Conners Ave., was arrested on charges of manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana over 20 grams, both felonies. He also was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office’s Vice and Narcotics Bureau conducted an investigation at Krause’s home after receiving a tip about a possible marijuana grow operation, according to sheriff’s reports.

Sheriff’s reports gave this account:

Detectives walked up the driveway and immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the garage. One of the garage doors was wide open and detectives could see two marijuana buds hanging on a string drying in plain view. They made contact with Krause’s wife, who gave detectives written and verbal permission to search the residence.

Krause arrived at the home while detectives were there.

They found four marijuana plants that were growing in pots by the outdoor pool. The plants had an estimated street value of $12,000.

The search also turned up some more marijuana in a vehicle at the residence, along with 5.9 grams of suspected hashish and six marijuana pipes containing marijuana residue. The additional marijuana had an estimated street value of $1,500.

This year, detectives have shut down six marijuana grow operations in Collier, making five arrests and uncovering a total of 124 plants with a combined estimated street value of $372,000, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Five of the grow operations were inside residences and one, Krause’s operation, was outside. Detectives have also seized two firearms and $20,500 in U.S. currency in 2012.

In 2011, detectives seized a total of 447 marijuana plants with a combined estimated street value of $1.3 million from 14 marijuana grow operations. Nine were indoor grow houses and five were outdoor operations. Children were discovered in two of the indoor grow houses.

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ConservativeChristian writes:

Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child or grandchild thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains.
If ordinary Americans could grow a little marijuana in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes; it would put the drug gangs out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods.

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