Two charged in marijuana grow house operation
A man and a woman turned themselves into the Cape Coral police Monday for their alleged involvement in a busted, marijuana grow house operation.
Omar Carrazana, 47, of 411 N.E. Juanita Place, and Dayana Blanco, 27, of 545 S.W. Fifth St., Apt. 2, Miami, were each arrested and charged with producing marijuana and narcotic equipment possess manufacture deliver.
As of Thursday, both had been released from jail on $3,000 bond.
According to police reports, a concerned citizen called the Cape police on Sept. 18 about a house that had water pouring down the driveway from the garage. Officers arrived and encountered Blanco sweeping the front walk.
Officers offered to help her try and stop the water leak, and she stated that she would go inside and open the garage door. When she did not return after a few minutes, the officers knocked on the front door but got no response.
Police walked around to the back of the home and observed the rear slider open and the home flooded, according to reports. They entered the home and discovered two marijuana cultivation rooms. No one was inside of the home.
A search warrant was obtained and officers executed it that day.
Inside of the garage, police found 15 high-pressure light bulbs, along with 55 large buckets and eight small cups – each containing a cannabis plant. There were 14 more small cups in the master bedroom, each with a cannabis plant.
According to the reports, police seized an additional 10 high-pressure light bulbs from the home, along with 25 transformers and 31 fertilizer jugs.
Officers also located mail addressed to Carrazana and Blanco.
On Oct. 3, a Fort Myers attorney contacted the Cape police and stated that he had two clients, Carrazana and Blanco, who wanted to turn themselves in. On Monday, they were taken into custody and booked at the Lee County Jail.
Carrazana and Blanco each have a court appearance scheduled Nov. 14.