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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrants
Station Area:Aguanga and Anza
Written Date:March 9, 2021Time:6:00 PM
Incident Date:March 9, 2021Time:7:00 AM
Incident Location:Aguanga and Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Farwell
File Number(s):Multiple


On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served seven marijuana cultivation related search warrants at seven separate residences/ properties located in the following unincorporated areas of Anza and Aguanga:

  • 44500 block of Carrot Lane, Aguanga
  • Parcel of land near Kirby Road and Derby Lane, Anza
  • 59400 block of Grandon Road, Anza
  • 59400 block of Grandon Road, Anza
  • 59700 block of Grandon Road, Anza
  • 59800 block of Hutton Circle, Anza
  • 42000 block of Scarlet Bugle, Anza

During the service of the search warrants, approximately 5,166 plants were eradicated, and 950 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, for a total combined weight of approximately one and a half tons. Three firearms (two assault rifles and one handgun) were also collected for evidence.

The following suspects were arrested for Marijuana Cultivation, (charges will be filed with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office):

Pao VangShua XiongChristian VelasquezJairo Serrano - NoriegaInh Sayaseng

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. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005.

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