seized 2,665 Marijuana plants + 8.9 pounds of
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The Marijuana Enforcement Team served 4 search
the 29 Palms area; 2 suspects tried to hide in
Beginning at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the San
Bernardino County Sheriff Investigators - Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET)
served four search warrants at various locations in the Twentynine Palms area.
MET personnel had received numerous complaints about a large outdoor marijuana
cultivation in the Desert Heights area. MET personnel located and arrested
three suspects, two of whom attempted to hide from investigators in a makeshift
bunker. Investigators seized 2,665 marijuana plants and 8.9 pounds of processed
The suspects were cited on charges of Cultivation of
Cannabis; over six plants.
The investigation revealed the cannabis cultivations were not
in compliance with California Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation
and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County's ordinance
prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has an
ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing
marijuana plants outdoors.
The Sheriff Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to
enforce California's cannabis laws and the San Bernardino County's ordinance
regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons found guilty of
violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution,
and property seizure.
Property owners who are growing marijuana or are aware their tenants are
growing marijuana on their properties, in violation of the state law and local
ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions.
Property owners are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or
code compliance agency to confirm if cultivating cannabis is prohibited or
allowed under specific regulations.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Gangs/Narcotics
Anyone with information regarding this investigation
is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the
We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on
the We-Tip Hotline website at www.wetip.com
San Bernardino County
SBSD Central Station 909-387-3545
655 East 3rd Street San Bernardino, CA 92408