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A Florida man is in custody after detectives made what may be the largest marijuana bust in the county’s history, estimated to be worth millions, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Lake County detectives, along with the Special Investigations Unit, responded to 9121 Florida Boys Ranch Road in Clermont Tuesday to conduct an investigation into a suspected indoor marijuana grow operation after receiving tips regarding the location.
Once they arrived at the home, detectives made contact with 79-year-old Narino Orozco-Montoya, who lives on the property, according to a news release.
Detectives said they could smell a strong and distinct odor of marijuana on the property while interviewing Orozco-Montoya and found indications of a marijuana cultivation operation, at which time they secured the scene and obtained a search warrant for the premises.
According to investigators, detectives discovered one of the largest marijuana growing operations in the history of Lake County — an operation that required a large amount of utility services, which were determined to be stolen from the county.