An Overstreet man was arrested last Saturday when an indoor marijuana grow operation was found in his residence.
Utria Yoendry Pagan, 28, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff Office deputies while they conducted a search for a wanted person.
The search brought them to 277 Sunshine Road after the deputies were given consent to search the residence for the wanted suspect.
They discovered a room being used to grow marijuana.
Investigators were notified and a search warrant obtained and the search revealed an “elaborate” grow operation, according to Investigator Paul Beasley.
Twenty-five 10-gallon containers with marijuana plants were seized, along with electrical supplies used to provide the indoor lighting to grow the marijuana. Beasley reported that is appeared the operation was in its early stages and construction was still in progress.
In a separate room, an indoor irrigation system to supply water for the marijuana plants was discovered. If the marijuana had reached maturity, it would have had a potential street value of approximately $10,000, according to Beasley.
Pagan was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana and is being held in the Gulf County Detention Facility on a $25,000 bond. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.