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Arrest in Collier County grow operation

Aramis Rivero-Perez

Arrest in Collier County grow operation

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Jun 13, 2013

NAPLES, Fla. - A drug bust in late May led to the arrest Wednesday of a Naples man.  37-year-old Aramis Rivero-Perez is charged marijuana trafficking, obstructing justice and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 29th a search warrant uncovered a grow house at 4019 22nd Avenue N.E.  Detectives found a metal structure that had been recently taken down and the strong smell of marijuana.  They also found equipment and other items used to grow pot.

Detectives found dirt behind the structure had been disturbed and proceeded to dig the area up.  They found 81 marijuana plants buried there along with grow equipment.  The marijuana had a value of $243,000.

Rivero-Perez turned himself in at the Collier County Jail yesterday.