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Posted on: November 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation 
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:November 14, 2019Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:November 14, 2019Time:8:00 AM
Incident Location:35000 Block of Fredrick Street Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s):WI193070014


At the beginning of November, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station received complaints regarding possible illegal marijuana cultivation occurring within the city of Wildomar, Riverside County.


On November 14, 2019, deputies served a search warrant in the 35000 block of Fredrick Street. Approximately 900 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located and collected. In addition, the electrical system within the residence was illegally altered causing a severe fire hazard and theft of utilities. The estimated theft of utilities for the last six months was valued by Edison at approximately $30,000. The entire residence was turned into an illegal marijuana cultivation. There was no one located at the residence.


Wildomar Code Enforcement deemed the house uninhabitable. Edison Company responded out to the residence and turned the power off to the residence due to the illegal wiring throughout the residence.


This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Carlson at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.  

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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