- Name: JUAN CARLOS CASTROGONZALEZ
- Charge: MARIJUANA-MFG SCHEDULE 1, DRUGS PRODUCE-POSSESS STRUCTURE VEH KNOW DRUGS MFGRD
- Residence: Naples, FL
- Age: 46
- Occupation: No info found.
- Case #: Not yet available
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A Golden Gate Estates man faces drug charges after deputies say he was conducting an indoor grow house containing 74 marijuana plants.
Juan Castro-Gonzalez, 46, of the 200 block of 19th Street Southwest, was arrested Wednesday by Collier County sheriff's deputies at home.
According to an arrest report, sheriff's detectives received a tip about a possible indoor grow house at Castro-Gonzalez's residence.
Deputies said when they arrived at the residence, they asked for Castro-Gonzalez's consent to search the residence and he agreed.
While conducting a search, deputies found a door to a small utility room that had been converted into a marijuana grow operation, according to reports.
Deputies said they then recovered 74 marijuana plants and equipment used for growing marijuana.
A Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun and a second room being prepared to house a larger indoor marijuana grow operation also was found in the home, according to reports.
Deputies reported a total weight of 4.7 pounds of marijuana, with a total street value of $222,000. The drug equipment was estimated at a total worth of $2,000.
Castro-Gonzalez faces felony charges of cultivating marijuana, possessing a place for manufacturing a controlled substance and possessing narcotic paraphernalia.