• 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 Department Seizes Over 3,000 Marijuana Plants

    Sheriff’s deputies seized thousands of marijuana plants and more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana in Cabazon and Cherry Valley Tuesday. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served two search warrants, one in the 10000 block of Virginia Lane in Cherry Valley and the other in the 14500 block of Agnes Street in Cabazon Tuesday, which […]

  • Man Suspected Of Transporting Over 800 Pounds Of Marijuana

    A Florida man suspected of transporting hundreds of pounds of freshly harvested marijuana in a truck that was stopped by the California Highway Patrol in Anza was free Thursday on a $5,000 bond. Justin Phillip Martel of Miami, 31, was arrested and booked Sunday into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of transportation […]

  • Palm Springs Man Arrested for Alleged Marijuana Cultivation, Elder Abuse

    A 75-year-old Palm Springs man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally cultivating marijuana at a residence where four senior citizens were found living in substandard conditions. John Rodrigo was arrested at around 3:30 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of West Stevens Road, according to the Palm Springs Police Department. Police say […]

  • 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. […]

  • Coachella Breaks Ground on City’s First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

    Coachella, CA A groundbreaking was held today for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. The 111,500-square-foot facility to be operated by Irvine-based Cultivation Technologies Inc. will be built at 84811 Ave. 48. Mayor Steven Hernandez will be among those making remarks at the morning ceremony. According to its website, […]

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