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Press Release: Marijuana Cultivation
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: November 26, 2019 Time: 2:00 P.M.
Incident Date: November 26, 2019 Time: 6:00 A.M.
Incident Location: Anza
Reporting Officer: Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s): D193300011, D193300012

Details:

On November 26, 2019, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assisted  Riverside County Code Enforcement with serving two Temporary Restraining Orders related to marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated county area known as Anza.  During the service, 142 plants were eradicated and four pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of .13 tons.

The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of our citizens safe while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community.  Marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the environment in many ways including diminishing and poisoning the water table and pesticides adversely affecting the health of neighboring residents.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses.  If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station.  The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400.

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