Pool cue assault leads to marijuana cultivation bust

By Sean Cahill


Twitter: @CahillSean33

Warwick Police have arrested a man after an assault with a pool cue lead to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation.

David Florio, 34, is being charged with felony assault and marijuana cultivation charges.

Police began an investigation early last week after there was a report of a fight at the Sports Legends Pub in Warwick.

Police believe Florio used a pool cue to assault another patron causing severe head and facial injuries.

After a week long investigation that included video surveillance review and numerous witness interviews, Florio was arrested Saturday night.

On Sunday, a search warrant was obtained for Florio's home to look for the pool cue.

During the search, a marijuana grow operation was located at his home. Detectives seized 48 marijuana plants ranging in size from juvenile to mature.

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