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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:March 5, 2020Time:3:45 PM
Incident Date:March 5, 2020Time:1:30 PM
Incident Location:2000 block of Coffeeberry Way, San Jacinto 
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Julio Olguin 
File Number(s):I200650059



On Thursday, March 05, 2020, at approximately 01:30 P.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 3000 marijuana plants at various stages of growth were located in twelve makeshift grow rooms within the residence. In addition deputies collected, 50 lamps, 60 ballasts, 30 fans and packaging. California Edison located an illegal electrical by-pass underneath the electrical meter. Edison estimated the theft of utilities at $123,000. No subjects were located inside the residence, this investigation is on-going.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station Problem Oriented Policing Team, Deputies Marshall and Grier at (951) 654-2702.

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

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