DELTONA, Fla. - A marijuana grow house that was illegally using extra electricity caused a small blackout in a Deltona neighborhood Sunday, deputies say.
Volusia County Sheriff's officials say power company technicians arrived at at 3321 Red Fox Drive to repair a blown transformer fuse. The replacement fuse blew moments after installation, which led to a small fire in a home's meter box and the discovery of extra wires that were illegally siphoning more electricity than a typical house needs.
According to Volusia deputies, Ramon Munoz-Rodriguez, 43, had 51 five-foot tall plants and an additional 17 one-foot tall plants in the house that he tried to dispose of by throwing them over the backyard fence.
Munoz-Rodriguez was charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and manufacture of marijuana according to deputies.
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