Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Clewiston Marijuana Grow House Arrest

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A Clewiston resident has been arrested on charges resulting from a marijuana grow house bust.

On Monday, April 3, 2012 Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrested 52 year old Hilda Zamora of Clewiston, alleged to have been operating a marijuana grow house.

Hendry County Sergeant Jarred Hunt reported to narcotic investigators that he had received information from a concerned citizen that the residents of 539 West Alverdez Avenue were growing marijuana and at the same time stealing power from the Clewiston Utility Department.

Narcotics investigators conducted a search warrant at the residence of Hilda Zamora. Once inside, investigators located one of the rooms covered by Mylar reflective material. In another room, investigators found 17 live marijuana plants totaling 44.5 pounds with an estimated street value of $44,000.00. 

They located an air conditioning unit, homemade electrical breaker panel and seven transformers providing power to the room. Clewiston Utility personnel were able to locate the power diversion and estimated the theft of power to be over $300.00.

Hilda Zamora was taken into custody and transported to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with Grand Theft, Producing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent To Sell or Deliver, Trafficking in Marijuana and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Jose and Hilda Zamora own the modest 1962 home and a commercial lot at 831 E Alverdez.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Zamora was released on $36,500.00 bond.


  1. Anonymous8:53 PM

    better check the judges signature on that search warrant if there is one!! Defendant may want to inventory her own property too. Heard they have some detectives with "sticky fingers" down there at "peaches" office.

  2. Anonymous12:10 AM

    Just for your information, the only person that should be charge for this is her husband Jose zamora that still loose out there. He is the Men that you want. NOT Her. I feel that this women Had nothing to so do with such bust. Jose Zamora is the only one should being paying for this crime not her. Law enforcement did the wrong arrest. Just wondering How come the sheriff department did not mention anything about her husband? How come he was not there at the time of the "BUST" Maybe because the sheriff department have something to hide.

  3. Anonymous5:15 PM

    theres no way that is a sweet lady.

  4. Anonymous1:34 PM