Hollywood Police Raid Marijuana Grow House Near School

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – Hollywood Police raided a house on the 2600 block of Van Buren Street Monday evening and discovered a marijuana grow house.

According to Lieutenant Diana Pereria of the Hollywood Police Department, police raided the two bedroom house and found three dozen mature pot plants.

Neighbors who watched police take plants out of the house described a strong odor. “I can smell it I can smell it from here, ” said neighbor Carlos Altamirano. He added, “It’s almost impossible to think that thing happened very close to my house.”

It also happened very close to the Ben Gamla Charter School. The alleged growhouse is only separated from the school by one house.

“It is very, very close. It’s in a school zone, it’s on the same street as a school which is very disturbing to us that live here, “said neighbor Shauna Preston. She said she’s glad the house is getting cleaned up.

Roberto Rivera, 39, and Victor Acosta, 22, were arrested.

The pair is charged with Trafficking in Cannabis (Marijuana), The Sale, Manufacture or Cultivate Cannabis (Marijuana) within 1000 feet of a school and Renting a structure for the purpose of Trafficking.

Lt. Pereria said some of the marijuana plants that were confiscated were upwards of five feet tall. Hollywood Police said they were tipped off to the house by Broward County Crime Stoppers.

  • carol

    Wow…sure am glad that got that dangerous drug off the street! You never know, someone may have eaten a whole pizza afterwards.

    • Lindy

      @ Carol that is too funny…………..

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  • Luke Sommer Glenn

    HEY! Go catch some violent criminals! This is an affront to GOD, whom in his greatest wisdom put it here for the healing medicine that it is. If you believe in GOD then you know HE put all we need on this planet.

  • iriam

    lol for real carol. big deal, teens are smoking cigarettes that kill thousands every year and nobody says a word about it. is perfectly fine. i wonder why

  • Johnny

    Boo! Go arrest real criminals! Its just gong to keep growing! Save your time and money and get with the future! Legalize!

  • scared mom

    don’t you guys realize how dangerous this thing next to a school? It is very scary…..

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