NR 14-24 Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue Investigate Residential Fire
On April 18, 2104, at approximately 7:30 AM, Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 4085 Toby Avenue in Grant/Valkaria. While attempting to extinguish the fire, fire fighters discovered a large indoor marijuana grow operation within the residence.
Sheriff’s agents responded, which led to the discovery of 213 marijuana plants. The investigation is still on-going with charges pending. There were no injuries, and fire investigators are still trying to determine if the indoor grow attributed to the fire.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at 321-633-1216 or Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to arrests.
For additional information concerning this investigations, please contact Sergeant Steve Fernez by pager through the Sheriff’s Office Communications (321) 633-7162.