Florida man asks deputies to check home; deputies find grow house

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 11, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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April 11 (UPI) -- A Florida man who asked deputies to make sure there wasn't an invader inside his home was arrested when they discovered marijuana plants instead.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded Saturday to the North Fort Myers home of Nathan Stone, 23, who called to report that his house appeared to have been targeted by a break-in.

Deputies said Stone appeared visibly frightened when they arrived and he asked them to go inside his house first to make sure there weren't any remaining burglars.

The sheriff's office said the deputies agreed to Stone's request and went inside to discover he was using his home as a marijuana grow house, with cannabis plants discovered in the living room, bathroom and a bedroom.

Stone and an 18-year-old girl were arrested and charged with marijuana producing, marijuana possession over 20 grams and related charges.

The arrest report said a gun was apparently stolen in the break-in that led to Stone calling the sheriff's office.

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