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Posted on: February 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:February 7, 2020Time:3:40 PM
Incident Date:February 7, 2020Time:8:45 PM
Incident Location:300 Block of Mossy Oak Way of San Jacinto
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Julio Olguin
File Number(s):I200380025, 27, 51

On Friday, February 07, 2020, at approximately 08:45 A.M., deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station Problem Oriented Policing Team served a search warrant for an illegal indoor marijuana grow house, in the city of San Jacinto. During the service of the warrant  approximately 2160 marijuana plants were located at various stages of growth. During this investigation deputies located two additional grow houses north and south of the target location. Additional search warrants were authored and deputies located 1390 additional marijuana plants and 70 pounds of processed marijuana. California Edison located an illegal electrical by-pass at all three residences. In total for all three locations, deputies located 3,550 marijuana plants, 70 pounds of processed marijuana, 110 lamps with ballasts, 8 air conditioning units, 12 electrical control panels. The total theft of utilities for all three locations was $255,000. No subjects were located inside these residences, this investigation is on-going.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call the San Jacinto Police Department Deputy Grier at (951) 654-2702.

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