RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Cultivation/ Child Endangerment|
|Written Date:||December 4, 2020||Time:||7:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||December 4, 2020||Time:||1:53 PM|
|Incident Location:||700 block Gypsum Ct., Perris|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Orlando Castañeda|
On September 30, 2020 deputies from the Perris Station Special Enforcement Team learned of an illegal marijuana grow operating on the 700 block Gypsum Ct., in the city of Perris. The investigation led deputies to obtain a search warrant for the property. The search warrant was served on December 4, 2020. A search of the property yielded 5 pounds of processed marijuana, 50 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, illegal fireworks, 10 firearms and over $20,000 in U.S Currency. All the marijuana was subsequently removed from the property, and all U.S. currency was collected for asset forfeiture.
41-year-old Reynaldo Villa of Perris was arrested for Child Endangerment, Possession of Illegal Assault Weapons, Cultivation and Sales of Marijuana. Villa was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
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. Illegal marijuana operations negatively impact the neighborhoods, property value and environment. 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 Brito-Gonzalez at the Perris Station by calling 951-210-1077.
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