Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered – 2 Arrested

On March 19, 2013 Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received information of an indoor marijuana grow operation at 10150 NE 103 Lane in Bronson, Fl. Officers from both agencies approached and interviewed the occupants of the home, Eduardo Alvarez-Carillo 3-16-69 and Clara Isis Exposito 4-16-74 and discovered a hidden room within the home. The officers report that inside the home they seized marijuana plants in various stages of development. Some were harvested and ready for sale while others were in the beginning stages of growth. A total of 58 plants were seized with a street value of $58,000.00. As a result of this investigation, it was discovered that the homeowner had been stealing power to support their drug growing operation. It is estimated that thousands of dollars of electrical power has been taken. Additional charges may stem from this discovery.     Both Exposito and Alvarez-Carillo were arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility charged with Possession of Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis over 20 pounds. Bond has been set at $600,000.00 for each defendant. 

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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