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House Fire Leads To Pot Growing Enterprise In St. Pete

House Fire Leads To Pot Growing Enterprise In St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - He wouldn't come out.

St. Pete police say Gaetano Rodriguez refused to let firefighters enter his house on 54th Avenue North, in spite of flames shooting out of a bedroom window.  So, firefighters simply busted down the door.

Inside, they found up to 100 pot plants in a bedroom.  Police say Rodriguez claimed he was growing it for medicinal purposes, then admitted he was running a grow house operation.

He's charged with cultivating marijuana and obstructing firefighters.

 

(Photos courtesy of the St. Petersburg Police Department)

 

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