VERO BEACH – Because of a Crime Stoppers’ tip, 31 marijuana plants have been removed from Vero Beach according to a Sheriff’s Office.
A subject located in the 1800 block of 45th Ave. in Vero Beach was growing marijuana, according to authorities.
The plants were growing in 28-year-old Frank Gallina’s backyard, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Gallina stated that the plants were his and that he takes care of them.
Twenty-one small plants were located in one pot, according to the affidavit. Ten more plants were found just outside the chain link fence in pots.
Sheriff’s deputies also found a small amount, two grams, of marijuana in Gallina’s room.
Gallina faces a charge of marijuana cultivation.