|Published:||Sep 20, 2010 5:04 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 18, 2010 12:18 AM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Sheriff's deputies busted three drug house in Collier in the past week. One was the biggest grow house take down in the county's history.
The latest bust happened Friday on 2nd Avenue SE in Golden Gate Estates. The Sheriff's Office confiscated 23 marijuana plants valued at $69 thousand. Deputies charged 27-year-old Alejandro Puga with cultivating marijuana and possession.
On Friday, the swat team also raided a home on 100th Avenue in Naples Park.
"I heard two loud booms and I just saw a guy with masks and guns came out," said neighbor Chris Frary. "They had two roads blocked off here to here, they had the K9 unit."
The Sheriff's Office was serving a warrant after getting an anonymous tip about drug activity at the home.
"It happened all so fast, so sudden," said Frary.
Friday's two busts come on the heels of the largest marijuana grow house bust in the county's history. On Wednesday, deputies stormed a home on Honeybee Drive. They confiscated 424 marijuana plants worth $1.2 million. Investigators also found high intensity light bulbs, pots, fertilizer and a power transformer. The equipment is valued at $20 thousand. Deputies arrested 46-year-old Lazaro Cordero-Becerra for trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Neighbors in Naples Park say they're upset with today's events.
"It's a nice neighborhood," said Frary. "Everyone's nice, takes care of each other and when stuff like that happens you just hope it works out for the best."
The Sheriff's Office arrested three people, but haven't released their names.