In a most up-to-date work to combat illegal cannabis cultivation, deputies and investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division, Cabazon Station served a pair of marijuana eradication search warrants on Tuesday, August 13.
A single warrant was served at a place in the 10000 block of Virginia Lane in Cherry Valley, and the other was served at a separate web site in the 14500 block of Agnes Street in Cabazon.
In the course of the execution of the search warrants, authorities seized three,230 plants and 120 pounds of processed cannabis.
The operation marks the second and third warrants involving cannabis cultivation that have been served by law enforcement in Riverside County in August so far.
On August two, members of the Jurupa Valley Particular Enforcement Group served a search warrant at a place in the 11000 block of Sunstone Court in Jurupa Valley.
Upon investigation, deputies determined that the house had been converted to an unlicensed indoor cannabis cultivation web site with proof that plants had been harvested there.
Deputies seized a total of 1,700 cannabis plants which they estimated to be valued at $three,390,000.
In the course of the investigation, deputies also found that utility theft was also taking spot at the place, valued at $21,781.74.
Thirty-two-year-old Yu Zheng of Los Angeles was present in the course of the execution of the search warrant and was arrested on charges of illegal cannabis cultivation, possession, and intent to sell, and theft of utilities.
Zheng was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside.
( Photographs: Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner )