• Husband, Wife Arrested for Stealing Power for Marijuana Grow

    Authorities Thursday shut down a marijuana grow house in Lake Elsinore that was being powered by stolen electricity, and made two arrests. Deputies served a search warrant Thursday in the 4000 block of Ash Street and found marijuana plants growing inside the house, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Jail records indicated there were between […]

  • Anza Man Gunned Down at Site of Illegal Marijuana Grow

    A man was shot to death at an Anza residence where marijuana was being illegally cultivated, but no suspects were in custody Monday. The shooting happened sometime early Sunday morning at a property in the 39000 block of El Toro Road, just south of Highway 371, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Wally […]

  • Marijuana Grow Raided in Hills South of Banning; 9 Arrested

    Nine people were arrested and more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana confiscated at a large grow operation in unincorporated Riverside County in the hills south of Banning, authorities said Wednesday. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies served two search warrants in the unincorporated area of Poppet Flats on Tuesday, where they allegedly found 1,255 marijuana plants growing […]

  • Tons of Marijuana Destroyed During Raids on Illegal Grows in Hemet Valley

    Nearly 200 tons of illegally cultivated marijuana was seized in the Hemet Valley and surrounding locations over a nine-month span, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The agency’s Hemet station released figures indicating that between Jan. 25 and Oct. 15, raids by deputies in Aguanga, Anza, East Hemet, Sage and San Jacinto netted raw […]

  • Pair Suspected of Operating Indoor Marijuana Grow at Wildomar Property

    A Wildomar man suspected of operating an indoor marijuana grow containing hundreds of plants was being held Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail, while his alleged cohort posted bond and was released from custody. Rene Robert Luna, 21, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of cultivation of […]

  • Illegal Marijuana Grows in Anza Targeted in Crackdown

    Multiple raids were carried out Wednesday in the Anza Valley, where Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel targeted illegal marijuana grows, seizing an unspecified quantity of raw and processed product and arresting five people. Sheriff’s Sgt. Albert Martinez said 80 search warrants were served at properties under investigation for illegal cultivation of […]

  • Over 3,100 marijuana plants seized in San Bernardino County

    On Thursday at approximately 8:30 a.m., investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team served three search warrants at residences in the unincorporated communities of Phelan and Pinon Hills. All three locations had outdoor marijuana cultivations on the property.  Over 3,100 marijuana plants and 932 pounds of processed marijuana were seized during the service of the search warrants.  Investigators do not believe the locations are linked together. […]

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