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Posted on: July 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant
Station Area:Hemet
Written Date:July 8, 2020Time:11:30 AM
Incident Date:July 8, 2020Time:8:00 AM
Incident Location:28000 Block of Rawlings Road.  Hemet CA 92544.
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Gerardo Barba
File Number(s):D201900015


On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 8:00 A.M., personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of Southern California Edison, served a marijuana cultivation related search warrant in the unincorporated Hemet County area.  During the service, 574 marijuana plants were eradicated.  Twenty-six lights and ballasts were also removed from the residences.  Southern California Edison determined the suspect(s) had been stealing electricity by bypassing the breaker.  Edison tech estimated the theft of power to be over $25,000.00.  

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.

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