RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant|
|Station Area:||Thousand Palms|
|Written Date:||October 15, 2020||Time:||5:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||October 15, 2020||Time:||7:30 AM|
|Incident Location:||31-000 Block of Dunham Way, Thousand Palms|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Rod LaBrecque|
On Wednesday, October 15, 2020, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station personnel, and the California Highway Patrol, served a marijuana cultivation related search warrant in the unincorporated area of Thousand Palms. During the service, 4,714 marijuana plants were eradicated, and 50 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a combined weight of approximately a quarter of a ton. Additionally, 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine, amphetamine and Xanax pills, and two loaded firearms were seized.
The following suspect was arrested for marijuana cultivation, possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of stolen property, and firearm violations:
- 39-year-old Thousand Palms resident Alexander Petricevic
The following suspect was arrested for possession of a narcotic, and firearm violations:
- 21-year-old San Bernardino resident Anthony Guebara
The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all 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 Special Investigations Bureau can be reached at (760) 393-3500.
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|Alexander Petricevic||Anthony Guebara|