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Posted on: February 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:February 29, 2020Time:12:05 PM
Incident Date:February 29, 2020Time:10:18 AM
Incident Location:200 Block of Pomegranate Street, San Jacinto CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Julio Olguin
File Number(s):I200600022

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, at approximately 10:18 A.M., deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant for an illegal indoor marijuana grow house, in the city of San Jacinto. During the service of the warrant  approximately 2000 marijuana plants, at various stages of growth, were located in eight makeshift grow rooms within the residence. In addition, deputies collected 50 lamps with ballasts, 34 fans and packaging. California Edison located an illegal electrical by-pass underneath the electrical meter. Edison estimated the theft of utilities at $33,000. No subjects were located inside the residence, this investigation is on-going.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call the San Jacinto Police Department, Deputy Marshall at (951) 654-2702.


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