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Posted on: April 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Anthony Pelato

File # I230940115

Details:

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On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 2:20 p.m., deputies responded to the 1800 Block of Jasmine Court, in San Jacinto regarding a disturbance. When the deputies arrived they discovered 254 marijuana plants in a garage at the residence. The deputies who were on scene called for the assistance of Hemet - San Jacinto station investigators. The investigators arrived and assumed the investigation. A search warrant was sought for the residence and several vehicles that were present. During the service of the search warrant the investigators found approximately 200 pounds of processed marijuana. The estimated value of the processed marijuana was determined to be over $300,000. The persons believed to be responsible for the illegal cultivation of marijuana at the residence had fled prior to the deputies arriving on scene. The investigation is ongoing and will focus on identifying those persons determined to be responsible for the illegal cultivation. The marijuana was seized by investigators and later booked at the Sheriff’s station.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Master Investigator Jess Vasquez at the Hemet - San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 791–3400.

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