• 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 […]

  • Illegal Perris Valley Cannabis Grows Destroyed During Crackdown

    Multiple law enforcement raids carried out in communities surrounding Perris resulted in 47 tons of marijuana being destroyed, several drug labs being dismantled and almost 50 people going to jail, authorities said Friday. Riverside County sheriff’s officials said that on Thursday, 56 search warrants were served at properties under investigation for alleged illegal cannabis cultivation. […]

  • Illegal Marijuana Grow House Fire in Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs, CA A Desert Hot Springs house fire that broke out revealed an illegal marijuana grow on the property, with more than 700 plants valued at an estimated $1 million uncovered by police. The non-injury blaze was reported about 5:45 a.m. at a home in the 65300 block of Osprey Lane, said Detective […]

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