|Published:||Mar 21, 2011 10:42 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 21, 2011 7:42 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police take down what they call elaborate grow house operation.
It happened at 2427 Northeast 22nd Avenue over the weekend.
The swat team swarmed the area.
Streets were blocked off as police made their move.
"It was like a scene from a movie," said Nancy Green, a neighbor.
Inside the home, police found three bedrooms converted into a grow house operation.
A total of 40 pot plants were found, weighing about 75lbs and a street value of $160,000.
Norges Caraballo, 39, was arrested.
Police say this bust is part of a two month long undercover investigation.
Caraballo's neighbors can't believe it.
"This is a decent neighborhood. There's hardworking people and kids," Green said.
The area is filled with middle-class homes, which makes the bust all the more surprising for Jerry Riley.
"I guess you don't know who your neighbors are anymore," she said.
Riley lives right next door to Caraballo.
A spokesman for the Cape Coral Police Department says the investigation continues.
Authorities want to know if this grow house is connected to larger drug operations.