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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Anza
Written Date:March 12, 2020Time:5:30 PM
Incident Date:March 12, 2020Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):Several

On March 12, 2020, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Riverside County Code Enforcement, California Water Board and Riverside County Animal Control, served four marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county area known as Anza.  During the service, 1393 marijuana plants were eradicated, and 200 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of approximately two tons.  One handgun and two generators were also collected for evidence.

The following suspects were arrested and booked for Marijuana Cultivation:

•    29-year-old Anza resident Hang Yang

•    21-year-old Moreno Valley resident Julio Morfin

•    29-year-old Moreno Valley resident Luis Morfin

•    32-year-old Haltom City, Texas resident Jefferson Soulivong

•    37-year-old Fresno resident Ratsavanh Thirakoune

•    23-year-old Jalisco Mexico resident Francisco Torres

•    39-year-old Haltom City, Texas resident Dy Vilay

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Hang YangJulio MorfinLuis MorfinJefferson Soulivong
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Ratsavanh Thirakoune
Francisco TorresDy Vilay

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.  Marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the environment in many ways including diminishing and poisoning the water table and pesticides adversely affecting the health of 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.  The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400.


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 visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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