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Posted on: October 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Butane Honey Oil Lab


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release: Butane Honey Oil Lab
Station Area:Mead Valley
Written Date:10/28/19Time:9:50 AM
Incident Date:10/27/19Time:1:14 AM
Incident Location:21900 block of Cedar Street, Mead Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Orlando Castaneda
File Number(s):PC193000008


Details: On October 27, 2019, about 0114 hours, deputies from the Perris Station responded to the 21900 block of Cedar Street,  in Mead Valley, to assist Riverside County Fire with a residential fire investigation.  Riverside County Fire was at the location with 29-yaer-old Arturo Gutierrez, who was suffering from severe burns to his upper body. Deputies responded to the location and found a butane honey oil lab on the property.  They also located approximately 501 marijuana plants and 67.5 pounds of processed marijuana.  All contraband located on the property was confiscated. Due to Gutierrez’s injuries, charges will be filed with the District Attorney's Office out of custody.

At the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco,4 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.Anyone with additional information is urged to call Deputy Rhea at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.  

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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