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Press Release: Theft of Utilities / Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 07/01/2019 Time: 5:10 pm
Incident Date: 07/01/2019 Time: 9:40 am
Incident Location: 30100 Block of Slate Street, Unincorporated area of French Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant J. Wade
File Number(s): SW191820025


On July 1st, 2019, deputies from the Southwest Station’s Special Enforcement Team concluded a month’s long investigation regarding  the illegal cultivation of marijuana at a single family home in a residential neighborhood. During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

Upon serving the search warrant, deputies located more than 400 marijuana plants inside of the home. In addition, hazardous illegal modification had been made to the residential electrical panel which enabled the theft of utilities to occur.

Li Jinhai (54 years) and Zheng Yuxiang (49) both from Lawrenceville-Georgia were arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center of the following charges: Felony Theft of Ultilities, Conspiracy, Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana and Felony Vandalism.

Li Jinhai Zheng Yuxiang

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Southwest Sheriff Station’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.

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

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