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Two arrested in Polk County marijuana grow operation

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Polk County detectives discover 15 pounds of bagged marijuana in a grow house operation inside a barn in Frostproof.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, detectives received a tip about starved animals on the property. Detectives located five horses on the property and determined while the animals needed improved care, found no indication they were currently malnourished or abused. The animals were turned over to a family member.

Instead, investigators found 37 pot plants growing inside a barn. They also found high intensity grow lights and grow light hoods, electric ballasts, air conditioners, air filters, plastic pots used for cannabis cultivation and cannabis stalks and roots. Detectives also found a 30-30 rifle, and two 357 magnum handguns in the mobile home on the property.

Detectives arrested Luis Ivan Guerrera Delgada, 49, and Noelia Margarita Ramirez, 48.

The two are also accused of stealing electricity to run the barn.

Both were booked into the Polk County Jail.

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