CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation, based on evidence and information collected surrounding Tuesday's grow house bust and arrest, locating and dismantling two additional grow house operations overnight.
The grow houses were located at 1612 NW 8th Place, and 1717W 3rd Avenue. Cape Coral Police served warrants on both locations. Both residences were found to be unoccupied and had been completely converted into high-tech greenhouses for the purpose of cultivating marijuana. Between the two locations, Cape Coral Police seized over 300 plants weighing almost 900 lbs., with a street value of almost $1 million.
Shortly after midnight, Jair Baluja-Martinez, who was arrested on Tuesday for operating a marijuana grow house operation, was located and re-arrested by Cape Coral Police Detectives at 931 Skyline Boulevard. As of the time of this release, Baluja-Martinez is being held without bond at the Lee County Jail.