RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and Electrical Theft|
|Station Area:||San Jacinto|
|Written Date:||December 4, 2020||Time:||4:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||December 4, 2020||Time:||1:30 PM|
|Incident Location:||1700 Block Of Villines Avenue, San Jacinto|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Brad Farwell|
On Friday, December 4, 2020, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served a narcotic related search warrant in the 1700 block of Villines Avenue, in the City of San Jacinto. During the service of the search warrant it was discovered the residence had been converted into an illegal marijuana cultivation operation. Th electrical meter at the residence had been bypassed, so the residents were able to steal electricity from Southern California Edison to run their illegal operation. Per Southern California Edison, preliminary estimate put the theft of electricity over an extended period of time to be over $50,000. Six rooms inside the residence had been converted into rooms to specifically grow marijuana. 875 marijuana plants were seized and submitted for destruction. Three firearms were located inside a concealed closet, including one assault rifle, one shotgun and one handgun. The following subject was located inside the residence and arrested for marijuana cultivation:
41 year old Norwalk resident Sandra Macias
The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of our citizen safe while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community. If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400.
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