Published: Mar 16, 2012 3:27 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 16, 2012 10:24 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Thursday at 3:00 p.m., Cape Coral police officers discovered a possible marijuana grow house operation at 3829 Agualinda Blvd. in the southwest section of the city.

Officers contacted the Narcotics Unit who began surveillance on the home and began conducting an investigation. At 5:10 p.m., Javier Hernandez arrived at the residence and was contacted by police. After questioning Hernandez, who told officers that there was an elaborate marijuana grow house operation inside, a search warrant for the home was obtained.

Detectives discovered over 113 pounds of marijuana as well as 20 mature marijuana plants inside of the garage.

Javier Hernandez was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana and taken to the Lee County Jail.

“Excellent teamwork between the alert Patrol Officers who quickly realized indicators of a grow house and the Narcotics Detectives who continue to take down these operations. This one was a little different due to the location. This was not in an isolated area; this criminal operation was set up in the Southwest Cape. Probably the first one in the 33914,” said Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.