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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:May 20, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:May 20, 2021Time:8:30 AM
Incident Location:q33400 block of Follman Way, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):F211400012


On May 20, 2021, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station Special Enforcement Team, along with members of the Lake Elsinore Station Investigations bureau, served a search warrant in the 33400 block of Follman Way, in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore known as Lakeland Village, reference an illegal marijuana grow.

During the service of the search warrant, a large-scale outdoor marijuana grow was located with approximately 5000 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, and several hundred pounds of processed marijuana. The estimated value of the plants was over one million dollars. Signs of individuals staying at the grow were located, but no individuals were found during the service of the search warrant.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Tran 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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