Five held in hydroponic marijuana raids

A U.S. woman is back in the news because she was detained Wednesday for the second time in less than four months on a marijuana-growing allegation.

Anti-drug police identified her by the last name of Dittrich. She was one of five persons detained as police made raids in Grecia, Alajuela Centro and Santa Ana.

The five are accused of using hydroponic methods to grow marijuana.

Ms. Dittrich, 58, and a 44-year-old Costa Rican with the last name of  Chamorro had been detained Aug. 31 when it appears they were transporting equipment from one location to another. That was in Coyal de Alajuela. The two were identified as a married couple.

The investigation began last May with telephone calls from neighbors, said police.

Anti-drug police prepare to force their way into this home.

Anti-drug police prepare to force their way into this home.

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