Polk youth soccer coach arrested at marijuana grow house

- A volunteer coach with the Polk County Youth Soccer Club was arrested for running a massive marijuana grow house. 

A criminal background check was performed by soccer team The Scream before Micah Crane came on board - and it came up clean. 

In the wake of hiss arrest, The Scream president, Jason Herzog issued a written statement saying, in part, "Per FYSA, (Florida Youth Soccer Association), [Crane] will be suspended pending due legal process."

Meanwhile, law enforcement is trying to figure out whether Crane worked alone, and if he was living in the home where detectives said they found $1.6 million worth of plants and drugs.

Neighbors of the home, on the 100 block of Elliot Lane in Winter Haven, said they had no idea an enormous marijuana growing operation was happening next door. 

"That's unbelievable," said Tina Palomaki, who lives next door to the home. 

"You didn't know that was going on?" FOX 13 asked. 

"Nope. Nope," Palomaki responded.

Other neighbors describe Crane as a quiet guy who was always willing to help out.

"[He helped[ me with my wife's wheelchair to get it out of the back of the truck, and just a real nice guy," said Wesley Holloway, who lives across the street.

Detectives said Crane was not being co-operative, and refused to give his address. 

"What we're asking the public to do is, if they know anything about his personal life, if they know where he lives, if they know residences where he has been seen at, that's the kind of information we want to know," said Polk Sheriff's Office Director of Communication, Scott Wilder.

Investigators want to know who Crane may have been working with, and if there are any other grow houses connected with the one they just busted. 

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