Tampa Police Investigate Marijuana Grow House

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Date and Time of Incident: 1/18/11, 10:06a.m.

Location: 1329 West Cass Street, Tampa

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a vacant business on West Cass Street just after 10:00 this morning. Smoke was visible as units arrived at the one alarm fire. Once inside, they quickly extinguished a small blaze in the center of the building. They also discovered more than 100 marijuana plants as part of a grow house operation. Tampa Police seized the plants and began an investigation into the grow house. Charges are pending.

Laura McElroy