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Sheriff's Deputies say they caught marijuana grow house harvester on I-75

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 23:29:41-05

A traffic stop led deputies to 11 trash bags of freshly harvested marijuana plants.

Lee County Sheriff's Deputies tried to pull over a van on Interstate-75 for illegal window tint, but the driver took off.  When they eventually caught up to him near Bayshore Road, the driver took off for the woods.

Sheriff's Deputies say the driver, 51-year-old Carlos Aguilar, was found in the woods a short time later.

Inside the van, investigators say they found 11 large trash bags of freshly harvested marijuana plants.

The street value is estimated at $1 million.