An investigation of possible animal neglect in Punta Gorda led CCSO detectives to a marijuana growhouse. Detectives and Animal Control officers headed to a property on Oil Well Road to serve a search warrant for abused or neglected livestock. Once 49-year old Pablo Cauz was served, officers headed into a detached garage and found 87 marijuana plants. They also found 2 8″ long baby alligators in a tub at the rear of the property. Cauz was arrested on charges of Manufacture of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of an American Alligator. He’s in the Charlotte County Jail on $28,000 bond.