Men indicted in grow house operations

LAWRENCEVILLE - Four men accused of running elaborate marijuana grow houses in Gwinnett County were indicted Wednesday.

Juan Guevara-Milan, 36, of Lawrenceville was arrested March 7 and charged with felony counts of manufacturing and distributing marijuana after Gwinnett police found evidence linking him to the house located at 981 High Tide Trail in Lawrenceville. According to a Gwinnett County Police Department press release issued March 7, Gwinnett Drug Task Force investigators seized about $450,000 worth of marijuana from the home.

Guevara-Milan's alleged operation was the ninth grow house discovered by Gwinnett police since Feb. 24, pushing the approximate value of marijuana seized by Gwinnett police since the February date to more than $10 million.

Three other men facing the same drug-related charges were also indicted Wednesday.

Eduardo Rodriguez, 43, and Jose Felipe-Bruno, 35 of Hialeah, Fla., and Jorge Gonzalez-Sanchez, 36, of Cape Coral, Fla., were arrested February 26 and 27. The men were charged in connection with the growth of approximately 500 plants, using an irrigation system, hydroponic beans and a lighting system in the basement of 2350 Friars Gate Drive in Lawrenceville.