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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:47 PM
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Home building brothers among 20 arrested in St. Lucie drug bust
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/treasurecoast/content/tcoa...

In raids on 18 homes Tuesday investigators say are part of a network of indoor marijuana farms, authorities arrested 20 people, including two brothers who run a Port St. Lucie building company at the center of an investigation that continues and may yield still more arrests, authorities said.

The brothers, 45-year-old Roberto Alberto Cepero and 47-year-old Raul Alfredo Cepero, who are listed as vice-president and treasurer, respectively, of Global Homes Builders of the Treasure Coast Inc., were being held Wednesday at the St. Lucie County Jail along with a third Cepero, 23-year-old Roberto Patricio Cepero.

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In another house, at 5471 N.W. Arbutus Lane in Port St. Lucie, all but one bedroom had been converted into a large growing chamber, where 56 plants weighing 40 pounds were growing, according to a report.

The garage held anoter 32 small plants, the report said. One bedroom had a water pump and connected to two large garbage cans filled with a mixture of water and fertilizer, according to the report.

Some of the homes' electrical systems had been modified to steal electricity, the records show. In many of the homes authorities found the makings of an indoor marijuana farm, including high-powered lamps, PVC piping, fertilizer, hydroponic growing equipment and rolls of reflective foil, according to the reports.



They are also going after them for Mortgage Fraud.
There have been over 100 homes in Port St Lucie that were used as "Pot Houses".
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:50 PM
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1. Geeze...what
made them think they could ever get away with that in this War on Terror/Drugs state of mind?
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Maq Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:27 PM
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2. Avoiding Foreclosure methods just took a
Avoiding Foreclosure methods just took a new twist.

One Hundred houses. Gee the farm is worth more than the crop maybe.

I am reading into this posting without further research----so i may piss off someone with the inference.

Roberto Alberto Cepero, Raul Alfredo Cepero and Roberto Patricio Cepero along the area "Port St. Lucie" may mean the Republican Cubans are caught up in the mortgage bubble...


Maybe they will have to appeal to Mel Martinez
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