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Posted on: March 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 8852 Marijuana Plants and 4500 Pounds of Processed Marijuana Eradicated


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Anthony Pelato

File # Multiple


On March 17, 2022, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Code Enforcement, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served five marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county area of Anza. While conducting the searches, approximately 8852 marijuana plants and 4500 pounds of processed marijuana was eradicated from several indoor and outdoor structures. Additionally, a large cache of rifle and pistol ammunition was seized.

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.

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