Man arrested in North Port grow house bust

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SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a North Port man for growing marijuana in his home.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office South County Narcotics Task Force, which includes members of the Venice Police Department and North Port Police Department, executed a search warrant at the home on the 2500 block of Snowflake Lane around 8:30 this morning.

Twenty-seven marijuana plants were found in one of the bedrooms along with equipment used to grow cannabis indoors.

The plants, weighing more than 57 pounds, had just been harvested and hung to dry which is the last stage before processing for sale.

Julio Guevara is charged with Cultivation of Cannabis, Trafficking in Cannabis and Ownership, Lease or Rental of a Structure for Trafficking a Controlled Substance.