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152 marijuana plants seized in Colquitt Co. raid

The GBI along with Colquitt County deputies and other agencies raided a house on Vicker's Bridge Road in Norman Park and arrested 27-year-old Virgilio Maldonado Cazorez.

Agents seized a whopping 152 Marijuana plants, but that's not all.

"During that search warrant we discovered a small amount of cocaine, about 10 to 12 grams of cocaine, about a pound of harvested marijuana and of course the field of marijuana located behind the residence," said GBI Agent Steve Exum.

Agents also seized a multitude of handguns, shotguns and rifles.

Cazorez is being charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Agent Exum says the street value of the drugs is worth almost $700,000.

"I think it's estimated a plant can produce a pound and we've seen a pound around here go for $300 to $4500 per pound depending on the grade of marijuana," said Exum.

How could Cazorez possibly hide 152 Marijuana plants?

"They were mostly a wooded area, maybe hunting land or something like that. It's surrounded by a lot of vegetation and it's hard to spot if you're driving by the road, you won't be able to spot it," said Exum.

And with this arrest, Cazorez may face deportation.

"According to his booking file he does have an immigration hold on him," said Exum

Agent Exum says he expects more arrest in this case.

If you have any information in this case please call the GBI.

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