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Posted on: June 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Multiple
Written Date:June 9, 2021Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:June 9, 2021Time:7:00 AM
Incident Location:Multiple
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Farwell
File Number(s):I211600027


On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Cannabis Regulation Task Force, the Murrieta Police Department and local law enforcement Task Forces comprised of multiple law enforcement agencies served narcotic related search warrants at twenty three separate residences and one commercial building located in the following cities of San Jacinto, Hemet, Perris, Moreno Valley and Murrieta:

Sheriffs Residential Search Warrant Service

  • 22600 block of San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto
  • 300 block of Quandt Ranch Road, San Jacinto
  • 1700 block of Rolling Meadows, San Jacinto
  • 200 block of North Wateka Drive, San Jacinto
  • 500 block of Camino Los Banos, San Jacinto
  • 700 block of South Miramar Avenue, San Jacinto
  • 1700 block of Fitzgerald Avenue, San Jacinto
  • 100 block of Kellam Avenue, San Jacinto
  • 600 block of Caribbean Place, San Jacinto
  • 42000 block of Gibbel Road, Hemet
  • 1000 block of East Whittier Avenue, Hemet
  • 25900 block of Margarita Street, Moreno Valley
  • 25000 block of Lake Street, Hemet
  • 22900 block of Mountain Lane, Perris
  • 300 block of Brinton Avenue, San Jacinto
  • 1700 block of Verbena Place, San Jacinto
  • 39500 block of Glenwood Court, Murrieta
  • 1400 block of Burns Lane, San Jacinto
  • 3100 block of Bellwood Street, Hemet
  • 300 block of De Anza Drive, San Jacinto
  • 400 block of De Anza Drive, San Jacinto
  • 44400 block of Hillcrest Lane, Hemet
  • 40400 block of Marsha Court, Hemet
  • 500 block of Mayberry Avenue, Hemet

These search warrants were the result of a long-term investigation regarding a drug trafficking organization operating in the area. During the service of the search warrants it was discovered that eighteen of the residences had been converted into illegal marijuana cultivation operations. The electrical meters at those eighteen residences had also been bypassed, so the residents were able to steal electricity from Southern California Edison to run their illegal operation. Per Southern California Edison preliminary estimates puts the amount of stolen electricity over one and half million dollars. The following amount of marijuana, weapons and currency was located and seized:

US Currency-Drug Paraphernalia-Multiple Rifle Parts-Multiple Handguns

  • 15,000 marijuana plants
  • 340 lbs. of processed marijuana
  • 9.7 lbs. of honey oil
  • 7 firearms (5 handguns and 2 shotguns)
  • Firearm parts and equipment to assemble 50 rifles
  • $75,000 in cash

The following subjects were located and arrested during the service of the search warrants for various criminal charges:

  • 27 year old San Jacinto resident Jorge Eduardo Villa Del Toro
  • 28 year old Hemet resident Daniel Rosas Jimenez
  • 55 year old San Jacinto resident Jose Manuel Gutierrez Jimenez
  • 31 year old San Jacinto resident Ramon Gutierrez Quintero
  • 61 year old San Jacinto resident Alfonso Jimenez Sandoval
  • 24 year old San Jacinto resident Anna Gutierrez
  • 34 year old San Jacinto resident Ernesto Navarro
  • 41 year old San Jacinto resident Martin Muro-Guerra
  • 31 year old San Jacinto resident Jesus Palomera Perez
  • 52 year old San Jacinto resident Maria Ester Michel
  • 35 year old San Jacinto resident Victor Michel Bernal
  • 34 year old Salt Lake City, Utah resident Maraila Delbillar
  • 38 year old Beaumont resident Cesar Carino Martinez
  • 31 year old Hemet resident Manuel Gutierrez
  • 32 year old Hemet resident Emilio Carino
  • 20 year old La Puente resident Jonathan Perez
  • 31 year old Homeland resident Ramiro Godinez
  • 29 year old Los Angeles resident Ruben Diaz

Illegal Indoor Marijuana Cultivation

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. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Tim Dunlap at the San Jacinto Sheriff Station by calling at (951) 654-2702.

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

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