RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Grow|
|Written Date:||May 27, 2021||Time:||10:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||May 26, 2021||Time:||5:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||20600 block of Grand Avenue, Wildomar|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jeff Reese|
On May 26, 2021, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station Special Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 20600 block of Grand Avenue, in the city of Wildomar, reference an illegal marijuana grow.
During the service of the search warrant, a large-scale outdoor marijuana grow was located with approximately 3500 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, and several hundred pounds of processed marijuana. The estimated value of the plants was over one million dollars. Two suspects were arrested at the marijuana grow, Jacobo Hernandez, age 24, a resident of Bakersfield and Marcelo Velasquez, age 36, a resident of Bakersfield, and were booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center on the charge of marijuana cultivation.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Carlson 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.
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