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Posted on: November 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:November 26, 2019Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:November 26, 2019Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):D193300011, D193300012


On November 26, 2019, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assisted  Riverside County Code Enforcement with serving two Temporary Restraining Orders related to marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated county area known as Anza.  During the service, 142 plants were eradicated and four pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of .13 tons.


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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