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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/11/2007 

 PCSO Detectives Arrest 18 In Marijuana Grow-House Operation 


On January 10, 2007, Polk County Sheriff’s detectives executed search warrants for several residences throughout Polk County. Unusual activity consistent with a “Grow-House” operation was observed at several of the locations which led to the investigation.

As a result, numerous marijuana grow house operations were located and dismantled, and several suspects were identified and arrested. Detectives also seized approximately $10,000 in currency and one vehicle. A total of 1,981 marijuana plants were seized. The following is a list of the locations of the executed search warrants and their results:

2724 Grimes Road, Lakeland                 ($3,000.00 currency – residue)   

1100 Airport Road, Lakeland                  (310 marijuana plants)

480 Heather Court, Bartow                     (170 marijuana plants)

197 Lake Thomas Drive, Winter Haven    (documents)

2170 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof             (documents)

1942 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof             (documents)

6 Blue Jordan Road, Frostproof              (49 marijuana plants)

6529 Fox Crest Lane, Lakeland              ($7,000.00 currency – residue)

The investigation of the above locations resulted in the identification of additional marijuana grow operations. Detectives obtained consent to search for the following locations:

10 Blue Jordan Road, Frostproof             (187 marijuana plants)

255 Glenridge Loop Lakeland                  (238 marijuana plants)

429 North Road, Lakeland                       (405 marijuana plants)

6716 East Road, Lakeland                      (32 marijuana plants)

545 Mockingbird Court, Frostproof           (384 marijuana plants)

1298 R.E. Byrd Road, Frostproof             (206 marijuana plants)

4224 Thomas Wood Lane, Winter Haven  (Grow material)

3802 Old Thornhill Road, Winter Haven     (Ortiz residence)

The following suspects were arrested at the above locations. All subjects were charged with Conspiracy to Traffic and Trafficking in Cannabis.  They were booked into the Polk County Jail on No Bond.

Gonzalez, Yosvani, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 11/12/72, 6716 East Road Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Rosaban, Eddie, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 09/28/72, 2170 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof, Charges:  One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Archavaleta, Juan, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 03/28/61, 1942 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Hernandez, Hector, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 10/22/73, 197 Lake Thomas Dr. Winter Haven, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Perez, Mayelin, Cuban/Am./F, DOB: 08/17/74, 1942 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Quintana, Mildrey, Cuban/Am./F, DOB: 12/08/77, 2724 Grimes Road Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Evora, Romelio, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 05/23/66, 104 Old Grove Trail, Frostproof, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Lopez, Nancy, Cuban/Am./F, DOB: 06/26/64, 1100 Airport Dr. Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Gonzalez, Jesus, Cuban/Am./M, DB: 01/08/59, 197 Lake Thomas Dr. Winter Haven, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Hernandez, Ramon, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 03/01/62, 255 Glenridge Loop S. Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Rueda, Jorge Reyes, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 02/13/72, 6529 Fox Crest Lane, Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Gonzalez, Michell, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 04/15/74, 2724 Grimes Road Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Hernandez, Yulexy, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 06/19/77, 480 Heather Court Bartow, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Castellano, Jose, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 09/03/72, 1298 R.E. Byrd Road, Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Rivero, Emerencio, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 01/03/77, 545 Mockingbird Lane, Frostproof, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Ortiz, Roberto Jr., Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 02/10/78, 3802 Old Thornhill Road Winter Haven, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Morejon, Armondo, Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 08/29/76, 429 North Road Lakeland, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

Ortiz, Roberto Sr., Cuban/Am./M, DOB: 05/02/54, 4224 Thomas Wood Lane, Winter Haven, Charges: One (1) Count Trafficking and One (1) Count Conspiracy to Traffic

“Grow-House” activity can include, but is not limited to, windows of the residence be covered at all times; cars that arrive, stay for short periods of time and leave; florescent lightening at all hours; or no garbage outside that would indicate people are occupying the home.