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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Anza
Written Date:July 8, 2021Time:5:45 PM
Incident Date:July 8, 2021Time:7:00 AM
Incident Location:Multiple Locations in the Unincorporated area of Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Farwell
File Number(s):Multiple


Details:

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, personnel from the following state and local law enforcement agencies served fifty-one marijuana cultivation related search warrants:

  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Cannabis Regulation Task Force
  • California National Guard, Bureau of Land Management & California Department of Justice (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting- C.A.M.P)
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
  • Hemet Police Department
  • Murrieta Police Department
  • Riverside Police Department
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California State Water Board
  • Riverside County Hazmat Unit
  • Riverside County Code Enforcement
  • Riverside County Animal Control
  • Riverside Sheriff’s Association

These marijuana cultivation related search warrants were served at the following fifty-one separate residences/ properties located in the unincorporated area of Anza:

  • 59800 block of Anazinta Lane, Anza
  • 39500 block of El Toro Road, Anza
  • 59500 block of Anzanita Lane, Anza
  • 39500 block of Anzanita Lane, Anza
  • Scrub Oak Road and Fisher Road, Anza
  • 55300 block of Scrub Oak Road, Anza
  • 55300 block of Scrub Oak Road, Anza
  • 55200 block of Scrub Oak Road, Anza
  • Chapman Road South X Bliss Road, Anza
  • 58200 block of Bliss Road, Anza
  • 58100 block of Bliss Road, Anza
  • 58100 block of Bliss Road, Anza
  • 44300 block of Chapman Road, Anza
  • Chapman Road South and Running Springs Road, Anza
  • 45100 block of Chapman Road, Anza
  • Running Springs Road and Chapman Road, Anza
  • 44800 block of Chapman Road, Anza
  • 57700 block of Ramsey Road, Anza
  • 40800 block of Silver Saddle Court, Anza
  • Silver Saddle Court South and Table Mountain Truck Trail, Anza
  • Table Mountain Truck Trail and Silver Saddle Court South, Anza
  • Silver Saddle Court South and Table Mountain Truck Trail, Anza
  • Table Mountain Truck Trail and Silver Saddle Court South, Anza
  • 37600 block of Regal Blue Trail, Anza
  • 37600 block of Regal Blue Trail, Anza
  • 37300 block of Regal Blue Trail, Anza
  • Alessandro Road and Glasgow Road, Anza
  • Glasgow Road and Alessandro Road, Anza
  • 38700 block of Boulton Lane, Anza
  • Boulton Lane and Cave Rock Road, Anza
  • Byron Lane and Aurora Lane, Anza
  • Glenda Lane and Aurora Lane, Anza
  • 54100 block of Glenda Lane, Anza
  • 56800 block of Knollwood Drive, Anza
  • 56800 block of Knollwood Drive, Anza
  • 56500 block of Knollwood Drive, Anza
  • 37600 block of Old Forest Road, Anza
  • 60500 block of Coyote Canyon Road, Anza
  • 42600 block of La Brinia Lane, Anza
  • Sweetbush Lane and Indian Paint Brush Road, Anza
  • Indian Paint Brush Road and Sweetbush Lane, Anza
  • 42400 block of La Brinia Lane, Anza
  • 58800 block of 80th Avenue, Anza
  • Ramsey Road and Terwilliger Road, Anza
  • Terwilliger Road and Ramsey Road, Anza
  • Ramsey Road and Mac Road, Anza
  • 59200 block of Ramsey Road, Anza
  • Desilva Road and Charlee Ann Lane, Anza
  • 58700 block of Ramsey Road, Anza
  • Mare Drive North and Range Lane, Anza
  • Marlis Lane X Mare Drive, Anza

During the service of the search warrants, approximately 100,343 marijuana plants were eradicated and an additional 9,806 pounds of processed marijuana was seized, for a total combined weight of approximately fifty tons. Thirteen firearms (eight handguns, four rifles and one shotgun) were also collected for evidence. Approximately $49,546 in cash was also seized.

The following suspects were arrested for various criminal offenses (charges will be filed with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office):

  • 44-year-old Minnesota resident Nhia Vang
  • 45 year-old Highland resident Joanna Flores
  • 44 year-old San Jacinto resident Efren Rubiano
  • 43 year-old Perris resident Juan Carlos Mora
  • 66 year-old Anza resident Thong Oudinarath

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) 766-2400. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or wetip.com.

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

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