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Posted on: April 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow
Station Area:Blythe
Written Date:April 23, 2020Time:3:30 PM
Incident Date:April 23, 2020Time:9:00 AM
Incident Location:14000 Block of Stephenson Boulevard Blythe, CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dan Rozich
File Number(s):A201140007


On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, deputies from the Colorado River Station served a search warrant for an illegal marijuana grow in the 14000 block of Stephenson Boulevard in the unincorporated area of Blythe, California.

The search warrant was a result of the Palo Verde Valley Rural Crime Team discovering an illegal marijuana grow which lacked proper permits. During the service of the warrant, Deputies seized over 1300 marijuana plants with a total weight of over 1 ton. Two subjects were arrested at the location.

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. 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.

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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