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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation
Station Area:Temescal  Valley
Written Date:June 11, 2020Time:5:30 PM
Incident Date:June 11, 2020Time:11:45 AM
Incident Location:11000 Block of Flicker Cove, Temescal Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):F201630032


During the month of May 2020, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, County Problem Oriented Policing Team, investigated information regarding a possible illegal marijuana cultivation occurring within the unincorporated area known as Temescal Valley .

On June 11, 2020, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies served a search warrant in the 11000 block of Flicker Cove. The location was converted into an illegal indoor marijuana cultivation site. Hin Hing Lin (53 years old) was located inside the residence and arrested . Approximately 1,000 marijuana plants were located during the search warrant. Southern California Edison and County Code enforcement responded to the location and assumed their investigation. County Code enforcement issued a cease and desist letter due to the unauthorized construction inside the residence along with illegal cultivation. Southern California Edison located an electrical bypass at the residence and estimated about $ 22,201.30 in revenue loss.

Hin Hing Lin was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center and was booked into custody for felony utility theft and illegal marijuana cultivation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Yu at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Hin Lin


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