RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Cultivation|
|Written Date:||January 3, 2022||Time:||9:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||January 3, 2022||Time:||2:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||14000 Block of Viva Drive, Eastvale|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Art Mendez|
On Monday, January 3, 2022, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Viva Drive in the City of Eastvale. The search warrant stemmed from an illegal marijuana cultivation investigation. During the service of the warrant, the home was discovered to have been completely transformed into a greenhouse which contained a large number of mature marijuana plants. This type of work is consistent with the work performed by large scale illegal marijuana cultivation organizations. Deputies learned the electricity used to power the growing equipment was being stolen. A Southern California Edison representative estimated the theft of electricity to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Cervantes at (951) 955-2600.
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