A Kendall man has been charged with cultivation of marijuana after a grow house consisting of eight plants was found at his home.
While not enough marijuana to constitute trafficking in marijuana (cannabis), he has been charged with owning or operating a home for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance. This crime is a second-degree felony in Florida and is used to prosecute marijuana grow house operators who do not possess enough of the drug to constitute trafficking.
This crime is enumerated under Florida Statute section 893.1351(1).
A second-degree felony in Florida carries a maximum of 15 years.
Eric Matheny represents clients charged with marijuana-related offenses, including possession of marijuana (misdemeanor and felony possession), possession with intent to sell, grow house-related charges, and trafficking.