MIAMI (CBS4) – A nursery in southwest Miami-Dade was reportedly growing more than just palm trees.
Wednesday evening police descended on the remote, rural plant nursery near the intersection of SW 204th Street and SW 170 Avenue looking for what they suspected was a hidden marijuana growing operation.
They weren’t disappointed.
Chopper 4 over the scene spotted a K-9 officer leading a police dog through the grounds. Officers were also observed walking through rows and rows of palm trees looking for evidence of an illegal drug operation.
Inside a structure on the property, they reportedly found two marijuana labs with 38 plants each, according to police. Police said the 495 pounds of marijuana had an estimated street value of $2,400,000.
Police arrested 43-year old Arsenio Guerra and charged him with trafficking in marijuana over 200 pounds.