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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries
Station Area:Multiple
Written Date:April 20, 2020Time:10:55 PM
Incident Date:April 20, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Location:19000 block Temescal Canyon, Corona / 31000 block Highway 74, Homeland CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Michael Yarbrough
File Number(s):R201060007


Details: 

On Monday, April 20, 2020 investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), along with members of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office’s Cannabis Regulatory Task Force (CRTF), served search warrants at two (2) illegal marijuana dispensaries operating in unincorporated Riverside County. The search warrants were authored in response to numerous citizen complaints and complaints from operators of legal marijuana dispensaries regarding the illegal operations. Upon arrival, investigators located the illegal storefront operations offering various cannabis related products for sale. Employees of the operations were detained and questioned. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Jenn Cole at 951-955-1700.

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.  The illegal sale of marijuana poses a great risk to neighboring residents.  These operations also negatively impact cannabis businesses legally operating within Riverside County.  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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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