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Marijuana Cultivation Search Warrant

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On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Perris Station, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Riverside County Code Enforcement served six marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated area known as Nuevo. Over 1700 plants were eradicated, nearly 1100 pounds of processed marijuana was seized, and four stolen vehicles were recovered. In addition, a harmful pesticide with the active ingredient Carbofuran was found on and around the plants at one location. Carbofuran is poisonous if swallowed or inhaled and may be fatal or harmful as a result of skin or eye contact or by breathing spray mist. Carbofuran is classified as a restricted use pesticide.

These search warrants were at the following locations and yielded the following illegal items:

  • 29000 block of Lakeview Avenue: 248 plants
  • 20700 Block of Magnolia Avenue: 475 plants, 200 lbs processed marijuana
  • 20700 Block of Hansen Avenue: 288 plants, 528 lbs processed marijuana
  • 20900 Block of Magnolia Avenue: 288 plants, 300 lbs processed marijuana
  • 31500 Block of Wolfskill Avenue: 313 plants, 4 stolen vehicles
  • 30800 Block of 12th Street: 390 plants

The search for those responsible for the cultivation of this marijuana is ongoing and interviews with property owners and tenants are being conducted.

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. Marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the environment in many ways; including diminishing and poisoning the water table, as well as the pesticides adversely affecting the health of neighboring residents. 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. The Perris Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951-210-1000. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline (909) 987-5005.

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