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Cape police bust school bus driver for marijuana grow operation

FOX 4 Staff

Alexander Alvarez-Cassanova

Cape police bust school bus driver for marijuana grow operation

CREATED Oct. 10, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 10, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral narcotics detectives working on a tip about stolen electricity busted a grow house operation in the 3400 block of NE 12 Avenue.

That led to the arrest of Alexander Alvarez-Cassanova, a Lee County school bus driver, on Tuesday.

Initially detectives went out to check the tip and immediately noticed the strong smell of raw marijuana coming from the house and noticed signs of a grow operation.

Detectives used a search warrant to check out the home and found an elaborate marijuana cultivation operation with 92 plants totaling over 115 lbs.. 

They eventually determined that Alvarez-Cassanova owned the house.  He is charged with marijuana cultivation and trafficking as well as ownership, lease, rental, or possession for trafficking in or manufacturing a controlled substance.

The Lee County School District notified FOX 4 News that Alvarez-Cassanova has been terminated from his job.

 

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