• Illegal Marijuana Grow Discovered After Blaze Contained in Pinyon Pines

    (CNS) – A fire that erupted Monday at a Pinyon Pines property led to the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow, prompting a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation, authorities said. The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:25 p.m. near the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and Pinyon Drive, roughly halfway between Anza and Palm Desert, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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