Deputies arrested Thomas Speziale, 31, after serving the search warrant at his home in the 3000 block of Redwood Drive and finding more than 500 marijuana plants, more than 5 pounds of processed marijuana, $3,000 in cash, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other controlled substances, according to the sheriff's office.
Speziale was arrested at about 6 p.m. Monday on suspicion of possession for sale and cultivation of marijuana, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and possession of other controlled substances without a prescription.
Upon further inspection of Speziale's home, deputies found faulty wiring that they say posed a fire hazard because of the high amount of electricity the suspect was generating for the grow operation, the sheriff's office said.
A Santa Cruz County Planning Department code enforcement officer red-tagged the home because of its non-permitted electrical wiring, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies also allegedly found exposed wires and drugs in areas that were easily accessible by a child living in the home.