Published: Dec 04, 2010 9:47 PM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2010 6:48 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police closed down an elaborate grow house operation Friday night, making one arrest.

Officers were following up on a lead involving a large amount of cocaine stored at a home on the 4900 block of SW 25th Place.  After running surveillance on the home, police served a search warrant and discovered two rooms filled with an elaborate marijuana growing operation.  One room was hidden in a crawl space under a staircase, and the second room was located in an attic above the master bedroom.  The two rooms contained 37.65 pounds of marijuana.  Detectives also found 2.34 pounds of cocaine, nearly a kilogram.

Three people were arrested inside two vehicles leaving the home.  Police arrested Pablo Jorge Machado, 52, on charges of trafficking cocaine and marijuana.