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Posted on: August 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant
Station Area:Romoland
Written Date:August 6, 2020Time:1:30 PM
Incident Date:August 6, 2020Time:11:29 AM
Incident Location:27000 Block of Blue Topaz Dr., Romoland, CA.
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Orlando Castañeda
File Number(s):PC202190035


On June 13, 2020, deputies from the Perris Station Special Enforcement Team learned of an illegal indoor residential marijuana grow.  At the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies served a search warrant at the location and located a total of  1,752 marijuana plants in various stages of growth.  All the marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated from the property.  Southern California Edison responded and located an illegal electrical by-pass inside the garage.  The estimated total theft of utilities is $86,852. No one was located inside the residence.

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.  Indoor marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the neighborhoods, property value and environment. It diminishes and poisons 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.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Cassidy at the Perris Station by calling 951-210-1120.

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Illegal Indoor Marijuana Operation

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