Deputies: Man reports robbery at grow house

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:16:10 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 01 2013 12:46:52 PM EST
Palm Coast marijuana grow house
PALM COAST, Fla. -

A 54-year-old Flagler County man was charged with cultivating marijuana after he called deputies to his house Monday morning to report a robbery.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Shaune Lawrence, 54, called 911 before dawn to report a home invasion at his Fleming Court home. 

Palm Coast marijuana grow house Upon arriving, deputies said they received consent to enter and search for the two men Lawrence said had broken into the home.  The deputies reported finding a spare bedroom and a bathroom were active “grow rooms” containing an elaborate setup with lights and chemicals used for cultivating marijuana.

No one else was found inside the home.

Shaune Lawrence During the search, a total of 110 marijuana plants were recovered and removed from the home by detectives who were called to the scene. At full potential, these plants would have yielded 55 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $44,000.

In addition to cultivating marijuana, Lawrence (left, in Flagler County Sheriff's Office booking photo) was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was held on a $5,000 bond.

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