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Posted on: September 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Search Warrant for Marijuana Cultivation and Theft of Utility Services



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Search Warrant for Marijuana Cultivation and Theft of Utility Services
Station Area:Homeland
Written Date:September 7, 2021Time:11:00 PM
Incident Date:September 7, 2021Time:12:00 PM
Incident Location:23000 block of Sky Mesa Road, Homeland
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brandi Swan
File Number(s):PC212500042

Richard Avalos


On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Perris Station and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection served a search warrant for marijuana cultivation and theft of utility services in the 23000 block of Sky Mesa Road in the unincorporated area known as Homeland. At the location, 1714 marijuana plants were located and 200 pounds of processed marijuana was seized. In addition, Southern California Edison confirmed a bypass of electrical services with an estimated loss of over $150,000.

Zhenqiang Li, a 31-year-old resident of Homeland, was arrested at the scene and is being held on $158,000 bail at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.  He is charged with marijuana cultivation and theft of utility services.

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. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses and is committed to a drug free environment for the citizens. We are asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Deputy Patrick Walls at the Perris Sheriff’s Station during business hours at 951-210-1000. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline (909) 987-5005.

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

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