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Three arrested in Dover grow house case, deputies say

DOVER - Two men and a teen were arrested Thursday after Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they discovered a marijuana grow house operation and firearms at a home in Dover.

Deputies responded to a prowler call in the area and smelled what they believed to be marijuana coming from the house at 1605 Sidney Dover Road.

Deputies knocked on the front door and when the men opened the door, the marijuana plants were in plain view, the sheriff’s office said.

After a search warrant was obtained, detectives found 30 marijuana plants, 10.9 pounds of marijuana, a loaded Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun, an assault rifle and a .22 caliber pistol.

Joel N. Martinez, 26, 1605 Sydney Dover Road, faces charges of cultivation of marijuana, three counts of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, felon in possession of a firearm, three counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Felipe Martinez-Romero, 20, 3708 Jimmy Tree Lane, Plant City, faces charges of possession of marijuana.

The third person arrested is not being named because of his age.

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