275 marijuana plants discovered in Ocala warehouse

Ocala, FL — A power theft investigation led to the discovery of 275 marijuana plants, Ocala police say.

Investigators found out Clay Electric was looking into an irregularity in service to a large metal building on NE 90th Street.

When they showed up there Tuesday, they say no one came to the door but they could smell raw marijuana. They got a search warrant.

Once inside, agents uncovered a “sophisticated marijuana-growing operation.”

275 marijuana plants were seized. And two men found inside the building were arrested on several charges including marijuana cultivation and trafficking.

Agents of the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team conducted the investigation. UDEST is comprised of local, state and federal law enforcement officials.