The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has dismantled what could be the biggest illegal indoor marijuana operation the county has ever seen.
Acting on a tip Tuesday, detectives raided seven makeshift buildings on Florida Boys Ranch Road near Clermont.
They seized a large amount of cannabis concentrate, more than 300 pounds of processed marijuana, 767 big plants and a couple of guns.
Sheriff’s officials estimated the street value at $2.3 million.
They say the growers stole enough electricity to power a small town.
The electric company, which was not identified, estimated the value of the stolen power to be in the millions, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives arrested a man who was found there.
They say 79-year-old Narino Orozco-Montoya faces charges of drug trafficking, grand theft and more.
Another man escaped from the property.