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Posted on: March 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and Utility Theft



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and Utility Theft
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:March 27, 2020Time:7:00 PM
Incident Date:March 27, 2020Time:4:00 PM
Incident Location:190 block of Goldenrod Avenue, and 3500 block of Pyramid Trail, Perris, CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Victor Pierson
File Number(s):PE200870049


Pingyao Situ

In early March 2020, deputies from the Perris Station Special Enforcement Team learned of an indoor marijuana grow operation in the residential community of Monument Ranch, in the city of Perris.  On March 27, 2020, this two-week investigation concluded and at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies served search warrants on the 190 Block of Goldenrod Avenue, and the 3500 Block of Pyramid Trail. 

As a result of the search warrants, over 3,300 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located between both houses.  In addition to marijuana plants, deputies located 25 pounds of processed marijuana.  While serving the warrants, deputies found evidence of electricity theft at both locations. Southern California Edison performed an electrical theft reading and determined over $120,000.00 of electricity was stolen over a nine-month period.  All plants were subsequently eradicated from both locations. 

The owner of the property, 61-year-old Pingyao Situ of Perris, was subsequently arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation and utility theft.


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