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This isn't a mugshot, this is an advertisement. Who wouldn't buy weed from this chick?

Elizabeth Lucia Vallatos is 34 and lives in Porter with 40-year-old Roger Sanchez Klein. As the Montgomery County Police Reporter lays out the story, the two apparently enjoy a thriving home business.

As the officers spoke with the couple, [police] said Klein told them he had some marijuana upstairs, which turned out to be a huge understatement.

After receiving consent to search the residence and calling for additional officers, they went upstairs where they found an elaborate hydroponic lab with special lighting and other equipment that occupied two adjacent rooms.

The rooms contained plants in every stage from marijuana seeds to plants the size of the average fichus tree in a business office, to some trimmed and in the drying stage, to the end product which was packaged in Mason jars. There were also many end pieces of marijuana filled cigars, or "blunts," and Swisher Sweets cigar boxes waiting to be filled. There was additional paraphernalia scattered around the rooms, such as water pipes, scales, clippers and rolling papers.

The pair of rooms had a pungent, almost breathtaking odor but it was not detectable throughout the home or outside, thanks to an elaborate and costly filtration system in the home's attic.

We ask you: Does that picture of Vallatos look like someone who'd be at all familiar with marijuana?

We don't know if she applied the lipstick (with a trowel) in the squad car on the way to the station, or just looks like that whenever she's expecting a police raid.

But we're sure the cops were taken aback that such a sweet, innocent 34-year-old was involved in such activities.

Authorities removed 114 pot plants from the house, which is on a cul-de-sac in Porter.

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