RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Warrants |
|Station Area:||Jurupa Valley|
|Written Date:||September 12, 2020||Time:||5:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||September 12, 2020||Time:||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||Multiple locations throughout the city of Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant R. Armendariz|
Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Teams (SET) representing the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale have been aggressively targeting illegal indoor marijuana grows throughout the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale in 2020.
Deputies assigned to the SET received complaints from residents of the city of Jurupa Valley regarding possible illegal indoor marijuana cultivations. The SET Deputies investigated and determined that properties located on the 6900 block of Rangeley Wy., 6600 block of Ametrine Ct., 11900 block of Solitaire Ct., and 4700 block of Carl Ct. city of Jurupa Valley, had been converted to support and promote illegal indoor marijuana cultivation, and there was evidence that marijuana plants were harvested on the properties.
On September 12, 2020, at 8:00 AM, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET conducted marijuana eradication search warrants. They served four residential search warrants within the city of Jurupa Valley. They recovered a total amount of 1063 marijuana plants and 40 pounds of processed marijuana. Also, a combined theft of electrical utilities from the residence’s worth $70,000.
With the assistance of the Marijuana Eradication /Asset Forfeiture Team, SET recovered approximately $90,000 in US Currency that was located and seized for Asset Forfeiture.
The following subjects were arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation, maintaining and operating a drug house, possession of marijuana for sales and electricity theft. Subsequently, they were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center:
1. Chen, Yu Ning, 38-year old resident of the city of Jurupa Valley.
2. Mei, Jianhui, 41-year old resident of the city of San Francisco.
3. Chan, Weiliang, 25-year old resident of the city of New York.
Jurupa Valley Code Enforcement and Southern California Edison were summoned to the locations and they conducted their own separate investigations into various building code violations and electrical theft violations.
Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call the Special Enforcement Team at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.
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