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Burglary leads to drug bust of over $120,000 in marijuana at Town 'N' Country apartment

3:32 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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Town 'N' Country, Florida -- Deputies investigating an apartment burglary in Town 'N' Country got more than they expected when they discovered over $120,000 worth of marijuana.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call around 3:50 a.m. on Dec. 12 of a disturbance at an apartment in the 8300 block of Crystal Harbor Drive. A witness told them he heard the sound of glass breaking and saw two men running from the residence into an SUV. 

Deputies were able to find and stop the SUV. When they approached the vehicle they found 22-year-old Wiljovanny Camacho inside with a cut on his wrist. After his arrest, investigators say Camacho admitted he got the cut when he punched in the window to the apartment.

During the investigation into the burglary, deputies went into the apartment to check for other suspects or victims and noticed the strong smell of marijuana. When they returned with a search warrant, they found about 42 pounds of processed and bagged hydroponic marijuana with a street value of approximately $126,000.

Photo Gallery: Over $120K seized in marijuana bust

The resident of the apartment, 28-year-old Nelson Giovanni Copo was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, Own, Lease or Rent for Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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