Collier deputies find $727,000 in marijuana plants at Estates grow house

Some of the marijuana plants Collier County Sheriff's detectives found Wednesday at 2535 29th Ave. N.E., Golden Gate Estates.

Some of the marijuana plants Collier County Sheriff's detectives found Wednesday at 2535 29th Ave. N.E., Golden Gate Estates.

Landy Fernandez

Landy Fernandez

This detached garage at 2535 29th Ave. N.E., Golden Gate Estates, had been converted into an indoor marijuana grow house, Collier County Sheriff's detectives said.

This detached garage at 2535 29th Ave. N.E., Golden Gate Estates, had been converted into an indoor marijuana grow house, Collier County Sheriff's detectives said.

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— Collier County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and uncovered 50 marijuana plants valued at $727,000 at a home in Golden Gate Estates.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Bureau executed a narcotics search warrant Wednesday at 2535 29th Ave. N.E. Detectives discovered that a detached garage had been converted into an indoor marijuana grow operation.

In addition to the plants, they discovered grow equipment such as cooling units, transformers and high-intensity lighting. The value of the grow equipment was estimated at $5,000.

A resident of the home, Landy Fernandez, 27, was charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of a place used for trafficking a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. A second person in the home at the time the warrant was executed could not be tied to the grow operation and was released.

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