Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and Electrical Theft


On Thursday, December 10, 2020, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served a narcotic related search warrant in the 2800 block of Hartley Parkway, in the City of San Jacinto. During the service of the search warrant it was discovered the residence had been converted into an illegal marijuana cultivation operation. The electrical meter had been bypassed, so the residents were able to steal electricity from Southern California Edison to run their illegal operation. Per Southern California Edison, preliminary estimate puts the theft of electricity to be over $25,000. Six rooms inside the residence had been converted into rooms to specifically grow marijuana. 692 marijuana plants were seized and submitted for destruction. The following subject was located during the service of the search warrant and was arrested for marijuana cultivation:

45 year old San Gabriel resident Feiyang Lei

Lei was booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility. Lei’s criminal charges include illegal marijuana cultivation and theft of electricity. 

The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of our citizens safe while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community. If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Brad Marshall at the San Jacinto Sheriff Station by calling (951)  537-6393.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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