4 arrested in grow house bust in Fort Myers

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Marijuana is weighed and packaged for sale at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle Oct. 10, 2012. / AP Photo
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Cranking the air conditioner when it's cold outside led Lee County authorities to arrest four men operating a marijuana grow house.

Acting on a complaint, detectives with the sheriff's office narcotics unit went to a Fort Myers home this week. Authorities found water hoses and pipes on the walls in the back of the home and three air conditioners hooked up to the pipes.

After obtaining a search warrant, four men were arrested on Friday on marijuana trafficking charges. A fourth person was also charged with possession of weapons by a convicted felon. Several guns were found throughout the home.

A sheriff's office statement says having the air conditioners turned on in 64-degree weather "was just one of the many telltale signs" that this home was a grow house.

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