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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Aguanga and Anza
Written Date:May 6, 2020Time:6:10 PM
Incident Date:May 6, 2020Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Aguanga and Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):Several


On May 6, 2020, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Riverside County Code Enforcement served six marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county areas of Aguanga and Anza. During the service, approximately 4005 plants were eradicated and 165 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of approximately three tons. Three firearms, (two rifles including an AR-15 and one shotgun), as well as over $35,000 were collected for evidence.

The following suspects were arrested for Marijuana Cultivation:

  • 51-year-old Anza resident Eva Yu
  • 47-year-old Anza resident Jianmou Huang
  • 44-year-old Anza resident Sin Sun
  • 53-year-old Orange resident Lishen Xue
  • 32-year-old Merced resident Youa Thao
  • 39-year-old Fresno resident William Xiong
  • 76-year-old Anza resident Carol Drake (Charges filed out of custody) 
  • 55-year-old Anza resident Robert Drewry (Charges filed out of custody)

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The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of 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. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or

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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