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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant
Station Area:Cherry Valley
Written Date:January 7, 2021Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:January 6, 2021Time:7:00 AM
Incident Location:10500 Block of Fabian Lane, Cherry Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jaime A. Hernandez
File Number(s):B210060006


On Tuesday, January 6, 2021, at 7:00 A.M., personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Cabazon Station, served marijuana cultivation related search warrant in the unincorporated community of Cherry Valley. During the service of the warrant, approximately 700 marijuana plants were eradicated, with an estimated weight of .4 of a ton.

The following suspects were arrested for Marijuana Cultivation:

  • 59-year-old Moreno Valley resident Brent Louis Smith
  • 33-year-old Moreno Valley resident Branden Louis Smith
  • 25-year-old Riverside resident Tristan Daniel Bailey

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 Cabazon Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 922-7100. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or .

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