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Posted on: October 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Eradication



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Eradication
Station Area:Cherry Valley
Written Date:October 21, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:October 21, 2021Time:7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Incident Location:Multiple Locations in Cherry Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jonathan Bodnar
File Number(s):Multiple


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, personnel from the Cabazon Station, with the assistance of Riverside County Gang Task Force, served search warrants at two locations in the unincorporated area of Cherry Valley related to Marijuana cultivation.

During the searches, approximately 200 marijuana plants were eradicated, and an additional 10 pounds of processed marijuana were seized. The following subjects were arrested and cited during the search warrant service:

Michael DeforgeMichael Clark

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 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.

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