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Posted on: November 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:November 18, 2019Time:6:30 PM
Incident Date:November 18, 2019Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):Several


On November 18, 2019, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, personnel form the Riverside County Sheriffs Department, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Water Board, and Riverside County Code Enforcement served nine marijuana cultivation search warrants in the unincorporated county area known as Anza. During the service, 4991 plants were eradicated, 740 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total estimated weight of four tons. Eight weapons (three rifles including an AR-15, one shotgun and four handguns) were seized. 

             29-year-old Anza resident Devin Adams was arrested for marijuana cultivation. 

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.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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