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Posted on: April 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow
Station Area:Blythe
Written Date:April 01, 2020Time:7:00 PM
Incident Date:April 01, 2020Time:1:40 PM
Incident Location:11000 Block of 14th Avenue, Blythe
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dan Rozich
File Number(s):A200920020


On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, deputies from the Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 11000 block of 14th Avenue in the unincorporated area of Blythe, CA reference an illegal marijuana grow at a residence. Deputies from the Palo Verde Valley Rural Crime Team and Colorado River Station Investigation Bureau assumed the investigation. A search warrant was authored for the residence after several items outside showed evidence of an illegal marijuana grow. During the service of the warrant, Deputies seized over 1400 marijuana plants along with several marijuana cultivation tools and items associated with the illegal grow.

Arrested at the residence were: Weixiong Jiang, 34 and Xikun Jiang, 60 both nationals of China.

Under direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, the goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all our citizens safe, while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community.  Marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the environment in many ways, including diminishing and poisoning the water table and pesticides adversely affecting the health of neighboring residents.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses.  If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. In addition, The Palo Verde Valley Rural Crime Team is locally dedicated to serve our farming and rural communities and will fully enforce the law to protect our citizens. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy White or Deputy Hedge at the Colorado River Station by calling (760) 921-7900.


Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s  Crime Tips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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