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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Marijuana Cultivation / Electrical Theft Search Warrant and Arrests

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation / Electrical Theft Search Warrant and Arrests
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:March 31, 2021Time:5:40 PM
Incident Date:March 31, 2021Time:3:15 PM
Incident Location:300 block of Canary Court, San Jacinto
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Farwell
File Number(s):I210900081


Details:

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served a narcotic related search warrant in the 300 block of Canary Court, 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. The electrical meter 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 puts the theft of electricity to be over $80,000. Seven rooms inside the residence had been converted into rooms to specifically grow marijuana. 727 marijuana plants were seized and submitted for destruction. Huanlong He, 32 year old resident of San Gabriel, and Qiuju Chen, 36 year old resident of Oakland, were located during the service of the search warrant and arrested for marijuana cultivation and theft of electricity:

Both He and Chen were booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility.

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. 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) 654-2702.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Scott Milburn at the San Jacinto Sheriff Station by calling (951) 654-2702.

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


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Huanglong HeQiuju Chen

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