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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release: Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:March 05, 2020
Time:03:45 PM
Incident Date:March 05, 2020
Time:01:30 PM
Incident Location: 2000 block of Coffeeberry Way in San Jacinto
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Julio Olguin # 3930
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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