On February 19th, 2021

CDFW and CDFA Assist Riverside County Sheriff’s Department with Illegal Cannabis Investigation

RIVERSIDE COUNTY - On February 18, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Code Enforcement, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California Department of Food and Agriculture served six marijuana cultivation-related search warrants in the unincorporated area of Sage.

During the service:

  • approximately 4,576 marijuana plants were eradicated,
  • 1,379 pounds of processed marijuana was collected,
  • three firearms were collected for evidence (two California prohibited rifles and one handgun)
  • and two small bags of ammunition.

No arrests were made during the operation.

“These operations may appear to be routine as more and more local and state law enforcement officers team together to combat the illegal growing and cultivating of cannabis in California,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “However, these officers face potential danger when serving these warrants as, often there are  times, they encounter firearms on the premises.  Through their eradication efforts, they are working to protect the quality of life for neighboring communities including public safety and protection of the environment.”




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