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132 marijuana plants seized from Brooksville home

Hernando Today staff report
Published:   |   Updated: January 26, 2014 at 01:01 PM

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BROOKSVILLE - Detectives who went to a home Thursday to investigate a possible electrical power diversion found more than they expected.

Hernando County Sheriff's deputies, who were helping Withlacoochee Regional Electric Company with an investigation, noticed the odor of marijuana coming from 15203 Mount Sparrow Road in Brooksville.

After Denis Monsibaez-Diaz answered the door of the Royal Highlands home, detectives took him into custody and performed a sweep of the residence.

Law enforcement officials said they found marijuana growing in three of the bedrooms.

After receiving a search warrant, detectives recovered 123 marijuana plants, 35 pounds of plant material and growing equipment, according to the sheriff's office.

Monsibaez-Diaz, 30, was arrested on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana, possession of a structure for the purpose of manufacturing a controlled substance and unauthorized connection to utilities equipment. He was being held on $41,000 bail.

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