RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
|February 8, 2020
|February 7, 2020
|18000 Block of Markham Avenue, Riverside
|Sergeant Michael Yarbrough
On Friday, February 7, 2020, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), along with members of the Perris Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), served a search warrant at a residence in the 18000 block of Markham Avenue in an unincorporated area of Riverside County. The search warrant was authored in response to numerous citizen complaints regarding an illegal marijuana cultivation at the residence. Upon arrival, investigators and deputies located several large enclosed structures containing approximately 772 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. Additionally, more than 200 pounds of processed marijuana was located inside a residence on the same property.
Four subjects were arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation in conjunction with this investigation:
- Simon Lubiano, 41 years-old from Riverside
- Eugeno Gomez-Martinez, 27 years-old from Riverside
- Abdy Rivas, 21 years-old from Riverside
- Oscar Rivas, 59 years-old from Riverside
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Roy at 951-955-1700.
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. The illegal cultivation of marijuana poses a great risk to the environment, as well as 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.
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 www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD