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Posted on: May 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:May 5, 2021Time:5:30 PM
Incident Date:May 5, 2021Time:7:05 AM
Incident Location:Multiple Locations
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Farwell
File Number(s):D211250008 D211250012


On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served five marijuana cultivation related search warrants at five separate residences/ properties located in the following unincorporated area of Hemet and Aguanga:

  • 32400 block of Weber Way, Hemet
  • 42200 block of Minto Way, Hemet
  • 42900 block of Minto Way, Hemet
  • 41700 block of Pastime Lane, Aguanga
  • 40500 block of Beaver Avenue, Aguanga

During the service of the search warrants, approximately 11,809 plants were eradicated, and 1,865 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of approximately one and a half tons. Three firearms (two handguns and one shotgun) were also collected for evidence.

The following suspects were arrested for Marijuana Cultivation, (charges will be filed with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office):

  • 42-year-old Aguanga resident Kraig Guay
  • 46-year-old Aguanga resident Joseph Sem

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. 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 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. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or

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