Considering Miami’s history with drug trafficking, it would take a lot to break the record of drug proceeds seized by police. However, Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, owner of North Miami indoor gardening store Blossom Experience broke the record for cash seized by police on Tuesday–$24 million–when the authorities raided his home, stemming from a weed trafficking investigation.
Authorities believe that Hernandez-Gonzalez is slinging major weight of bud in Tennessee with two other men. The Miami Herald reports:
According to an arrest report, the DEA first began targeting Hernandez-Gonzalez back in 2010, when he openly discussed the ins-and-outs of the marijuana trade with a confidential informant. On its website, Blossom Experience touts itself as “unmatched service and support for their indoor gardening needs.”
His name surfaced again earlier this year when DEA agents monitoring phone calls as part of a wide-ranging marijuana probe that netted the arrest of 11 people in Tennessee.
The wiretaps recorded Hernandez-Gonzalez, in phone calls, giving advice to suspected traffickers in Tennessee about how to care for the plants.
Yesterday, the feds raided Blossom Experience, finding cannabis seeds, bud labeled “Super Skunk and Chernobyl” and $180,000 cash in a safe. Hernandez-Gonzalez confessed to educating customers on how to “properly cultivate” weed plants.