‚Äč Arrests 4 for Illegal Marijuana Grow

seized 2,665 Marijuana plants + 8.9 pounds of processed Marijuana


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The Marijuana Enforcement Team served 4 search warrants in

the 29 Palms area; 2 suspects tried to hide in a bunker


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 marijuana.

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 Division     

 Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org

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 Sheriff

SBSD Central Station  909-387-3545
655 East 3rd Street  San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700