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Press Release: Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: February 3, 2020 Time: 3:00 P.M.
Incident Date: February 3, 2020 Time: 6:00 A.M.
Incident Location: Homeland
Reporting Officer: Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s): Several

Details:

On February 3, 2020, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Water Board, and the Riverside County Code Enforcement served four marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county area known as Homeland.  During the service, approximately 4749 marijuana plants were eradicated and 43 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of approximately one ton.  Three firearms, (two rifles and one handgun), were collected for evidence.  A records check revealed one of the rifles had been reported stolen.  Two tractors and five generators were also collected.  Approximately one liter of the highly toxic pesticide Carbofuran was located at one of the properties. 

The following suspects were arrested and booked:

  • 29-year-old Isidro Orozco for Marijuana Cultivation, Illegal Discharge at Marijuana Grow & Possession of Stolen Property
  • 22-year-old Alex Cajija for Marijuana Cultivation, Illegal Discharge at Marijuana Grow & Possession of Stolen Property
  • 61-year-old David Biddle for Marijuana Cultivation & Illegal Discharge at Marijuana Grow 
  • 67-year-old Robin Johnson for Marijuana Cultivation & Illegal Discharge at Marijuana Grow 
  • 67-year-old Daniel Musetti for Marijuana Cultivation & Illegal Discharge at Marijuana Grow 
David Biddle Robin Johnson Isidro Orozco

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.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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