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Call To Police About Dead Brother Leads To Suspected Marijuana Grow

Roberto Rodriguez, 53, was found dead Wednesday in the Good Hope home he shared with his older brother.

A man who called police to report he found his brother dead in their Good Hope home Wednesday morning has been cited on suspicion of marijuana possession.

John Rodriguez, 55, found his brother's body and called for help shortly before 7 a.m. Emergency personnel as well as deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station were dispatched to a residence in the 21500 block of Mountain Avenue. There deputies found the body of Roberto Rodriguez, 53, who shared the home with his older brother, according to a report from Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Ken Chaffin. 

"Also located inside the residence were approximately 20 marijuana plants and paraphernalia associated with the cultivation and sales of the same.  During further investigation, deputies also located approximately 12 pounds of processed marijuana in a nearby outbuilding," Chaffin reported. 

The two brothers resided alone at the home, according to the sergeant.

John Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales; he was released at the scene, Chaffin said.  

The death investigation is ongoing. A cause of death has not been determined at press time.

Alek J Hidell January 15, 2014 at 09:39 PM
"12 POUNDS of processed marijuana.......Rodriguez was cited and RELEASED at the scene.. say whuh?
One Voice January 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Mexican Mafia???????
Ken January 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM
The older brother blamed the stash on his younger brother who took the 5th and refused to comment. So the older brother was released and the cops left with a trunk load of pot and a Big smile after rolling several Blunts.
Joni Lang January 18, 2014 at 02:51 AM
Who cares about the weed ?? What about the poor man that passed away ? I heard the younger brother was alive when cops got there and they offerd no help and let the man die while looking for the weed I.i was told that the dyeing man was having a sieziour My info is from the family , sorry for there loos
Patty Rodriguez January 26, 2014 at 03:37 AM
May he rest in peace.
spike January 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM
To be blunt, have concern for the dead man.

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