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Posted on: December 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation
Station Area:La Cresta
Written Date:December 30, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:December 29, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Location:35000 block of Avenida La Cresta, unincorporated area of La Cresta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):F203640019

Fuxian Liu
Fuxian Liu


On December 29, 2020, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Stations Problem Oriented Policing Team received information regarding a possible illegal indoor marijuana cultivation occurring in the unincorporated area of La Cresta, county of Riverside. Deputies were advised of an odor of marijuana coming from a residence. After further investigation it was believed there was an illegal marijuana cultivation site at the location.

On December 29, 2020, deputies served a search warrant at a residence on Avenida La Cresta, in the unincorporated area of La Cresta, county of Riverside. The residence was used as an illegal marijuana cultivation site. Approximately 1000 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located. A male was located inside the residence, Fuxian Liu, 32 from Long Beach, was running the illegal marijuana grow and was taken into custody. Fuxian was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for illegal marijuana cultivation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Morris at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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