Press Releases Home
The original item was published from 10/15/2020 8:04:32 PM to 12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM.

Press Releases

Special Investigations Bureau

Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant
Station Area:Thousand Palms
Written Date:October 15, 2020Time:5:30 PM
Incident Date:October 15, 2020Time:7:30 AM
Incident Location:31-000 Block of Dunham Way, Thousand Palms
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s):R202730003


On Wednesday, October 15, 2020, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station personnel, and the California Highway Patrol, served a marijuana cultivation related search warrant in the unincorporated area of Thousand Palms. During the service, 4,714 marijuana plants were eradicated, and 50 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a combined weight of approximately a quarter of a ton. Additionally, 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine, amphetamine and Xanax pills, and two loaded firearms were seized.

The following suspect was arrested for marijuana cultivation, possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of stolen property, and firearm violations:

  • 39-year-old Thousand Palms resident Alexander Petricevic

The following suspect was arrested for possession of a narcotic, and firearm violations:

  • 21-year-old San Bernardino resident Anthony Guebara

The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all 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 Special Investigations Bureau can be reached at (760) 393-3500.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Alexander PetricevicAnthony Guebara


Indoor Illegal Marijuana GrowBagged Marijuana-Two Handguns-.Methamphetamine

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Special Investigations Bureau

Vector Star 80 x93

Distributing Harmful Matter to Minors

Posted on: April 19, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 19, 2024