FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mistee Bramlett and Walter Coles yesterday, after reportedly finding 47 marijuana plants in the couple's home on the 3700 block of Tareco St.
Initially, LCSO was called by a neighbor, in reference to a possible dosmetic dispute. According to the arrest report, Bramlett was hiding in the caller's garage, yelling that someone was chasing her in a car. The terrified homeowner was with his family at the time, and armed himself with a gun. Deputies arrived at the home shortly after and found Bramlett. She allegedly told deputies she was living in a marijuana grow house and had been in a fight with her boyfriend, who also lived at the home.
The dispute was reportedly over her wanting to smoke marijuana in the residence. Coles got angry that Bramlett would do such a thing and began yelling at her. Bramlett fearing for her safety, left the home with a bag of her belongings.
While officers questioned Coles, they observed long pieces of discarded PVC pipe in the neighbors' property. The pipes are commonly used in marijuana grow houses for irrigation for the plants. Detectives obtained a search warrant and discovered that the house had been converted to grow marijuana. They also said they found more than 25 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Both Bramlett and Coles were taken to the Lee County Jail, and now face charges of producing, trafficking and possessing marijuana.