Elderly pair accused of operating Tampa grow house

Elderly pair accused of operating Tampa grow house (Image 1)

A grow house with 70 mature marijuana plants was discovered at a home by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies Friday.

According to the HCSO report, deputies executed the warrant at the house located at the 5200 block of Dublin Place in Tampa. They found and seized 70 mature plants. Rogelio Cabrera Bonet, 77, lived in the house and Yadira Valverde Dejones, 65, was there when the house at the time of the search.

They were arrested and charged with Lease/Rent/Own for the Purpose of Manufacturing, Possess Listed Chemicals to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Trafficking 25 lbs of Marijuana, Cultivation of Marijuana, Grand Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, according to HCSO.

Cabrera Bonet and Valverde Dejones were taken to the Hillsborough County Jail.

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