• Authorities: Felon Busted with Gun, More Than 1,000 Illegal Pot Plants

    Authorities chopped down more than 1,000 marijuana plants and made an arrest Friday while serving a search warrant at an illegal pot grow in Mead Valley. Deputies served a search warrant in the 22200 block of Markham Street in unincorporated Riverside County and found 1,094 plants at various stages of growth scattered throughout several greenhouses […]

  • 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 […]

  • Search Warrants Yield Nearly 10,000 Marijuana Plants in Aguanga

    Nearly 10,000 marijuana plants were chopped down and 400 pounds of dried cannabis seized during a multi-agency law enforcement operation in and around the unincorporated community of Aguanga that resulted in four arrests, sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday. A half-dozen marijuana grow-related search warrants were served on Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Two […]

  • Illegal Marijuana Grow Discovered in Industrial Palm Springs; Two Arrested

    A strong odor of marijuana lingering in an industrial stretch of Palm Springs led to the discovery of an illegal growing operation and resulted in two arrests, police reported Tuesday. Palm Springs code compliance officers detected a “strong odor of marijuana emitting from the front” of a business in the 200 block of West Radio […]

  • Deputies Seized 233 Tons of Marijuana from Illegal Grows in Hemet in 2019

    Sheriff’s officials Sunday said they seized 233 tons of marijuana in 2019 as a result of their yearlong effort to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in Hemet. Deputies from the sheriff’s Hemet Station served nearly 250 search warrants related to illegal marijuana cultivation last year, leading to the seizure and destruction of about 280,000 […]

  • Two Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation in Riverside County

    On Monday, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a large-scale, illegal marijuana grow in the 34000 block of Olive Avenue in unincorporated Winchester. During the service, approximately 1904 immature plants were eradicated, 4,168 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, and 13 weapons were confiscated. 30-year old […]

  • Sheriff’s Operation Nets Nearly 4,000 Cannabis Plants at Illegal Grow Sites

    Nearly 4,000 marijuana plants were confiscated during a sweep in the Anza Valley targeting illegal grows, authorities said Tuesday. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, supported by California Department Fish & Wildlife agents and county Code Enforcement officers, served seven search warrants Monday at properties on Brunt Valley Road, sheriff’s officials said. No arrests were made. According […]

  • 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 […]

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