CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Two people were arrested after authorities responded to a car fire at a home and discovered a marjuana grow house.
28-year-old Guillermo Abreu and 29-year-old Meivys Escano were arrested after Cape Coral Police and Fire units received numerous calls Saturday night regarding a fire involving two cars outside a home located on the 2000 block of NW 25 Place.
Authorities say they attempted to make contact with residents inside the home but after receiving no answer, they entered the home to make sure there were no victims.
Once inside, authorities located an elaborate marijuana grow operation.
"A large portion of the house was converted to basically an indoor hydroponic greenhouse... reflective paneling and watering systems and lighting... once they had determined nobody was inside the house, personnel backed out and our police officers and detectives immediately began a narcotics investigation," Cape Coral Police Sgt. Dana Coston told WINK News.
Abreu and Escano arrived at the house after officials had obtained a search warrant to investigate the house.
Police say over 50 Oxycodone pills, 16 pounds of marijuana and materials used for cultivation were found in the home.
Abreu and Escano are facing multiple charges including possession of drugs and marijuana cultivation.
Police say Escano's 10-year-old child was also living in the home. The child is curently staying with the child's father.