RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation|
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||August 6, 2020||Time:||7:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||August 6, 2020||Time:||4:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||10 block of Della Cava , Lake Elsinore 92532|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Glenn Warrington|
In late July, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Stations Problem Oriented Policing Team received information regarding possible illegal marijuana cultivation occurring in the city of Lake Elsinore.
On August 6, 2020, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies served a search warrant at a residence located on Della Cava Lane within the Tuscany Hills community of Lake Elsinore. The residence was transformed using common building materials into an illegal marijuana cultivation site. Approximately 845 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located inside the residence and estimated over 15,000 dollars of utility theft. The electrical system within the residence was illegally altered causing a severe fire hazard. Southern California Edison Company responded to the residence and turned the power off due to the illegal wiring throughout the residence. Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement along with Building and Safety responded and determined the residence were uninhabitable.
Li Huang and Xingqiang Tan were booked into the Southwest Detention Center for Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and Utility Theft.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Talbott 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.
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|Li Huang||Xingqiang Tan|