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Posted on: May 5, 2022

3029 Marijuana Plants and 1242 Pounds of Processed Marijuana Eradicated

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Anthony Pelato

File # Multiple

Details:

On May 5, 2022, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Code Enforcement, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Bureau of Cannabis Control served six marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county areas of Anza and Aguanga. While conducting the searches, approximately 3029 marijuana plants and 1242 pounds of processed marijuana was eradicated from several indoor and outdoor structures.

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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