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Eight pounds of marijuana found in Cape Coral home

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 11:23:45-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- An investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office led to the discovery of 8 pounds of marijuana in a Cape Coral home Wednesday.

In addition to the marijuana, investigators say they found $3,510 in currency, an electronic money counter, a vacuum sealer, and a 9mm handgun.

According to the sheriff's office, a search warrant was served at a home in the 1700 block of SW 10th Place, where the evidence was found.

28-year-old Carmen Marchione was identified as a suspect in the case and arrested.  He has been charged with with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and smuggling marijuana into the state.