El Paso County Sheriff’s Office arrests three in illegal grow bust

Posted at 3:31 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 18:47:10-04
Marijuana grow suspects
Emil Benitez, Yordis Rodriguez-Martinez and Alfredo Arcaya-Gonzalez (listed left to right)

EL PASO COUNTY – Deputies arrested three men in connection to an illegal marijuana grow operation near Yoder Thursday.

Deputies said they executed search warrants on five addresses in the 200-400 block of Weissenfluh Road and in the 33900 block of Highway 94.

Deputies seized approximately 300 plants, 72 pounds of processed marijauna and $11,716 in cash.

Deputies arrested 48-year-old Emil Benitez, 34-year-old  Yordis Rodriguez-Martinez and 51-year-old Alfredo Arcaya-Gonzalez on marijuana related offenses.

Each of the suspects are being held in the El Paso County jail on $50,000 bonds.