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Posted on: July 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Aguanga
Written Date:July 28, 2020Time:8:00 PM
Incident Date:July 28, 2020Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Aguanga
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):D202100007, 0008, 0009, 0011


On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, (including the Riverside Sheriff Marijuana Enforcement Team), with the assistance of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Riverside County Code Enforcement, served four marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated Hemet County area known as Aguanga.  During the service, 16,574 marijuana plants were eradicated for a total weight of approximately two tons.  A handgun was also located on one of the properties. 

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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