Marijuana Enforcement Team
Again & again the HAMMER STRIKES
Operation Hammer Strike, Week 23
31 Suspects Arrested
Eradicated 424 Greenhouses
Recovered $471,000 in cash
January 31, 2022, through
February 6, 2022____
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Marijuana Enforcement
Team (MET), Investigators along
with San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies from several different San Bernardino
County Patrol Stations, served 25 search warrants at various locations in Landers, Twentynine Palms,
Lucerne Valley, El Mirage, Phelan, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Pomona, Alhambra,
and Monterey Park.
The Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) personnel has
received numerous complaints about large outdoor and indoor marijuana
cultivations in these areas. The past week Marijuana Enforcement Team
(MET) (Monday to Monday, January 31st through February 6th,
2022, the County Sheriff force located and arrested 31 suspects, seized 63,935
marijuana plants, 2,502.5 pounds of processed marijuana, four guns, and over
$471,000.00 in cash. Investigators eradicated a total of 424 greenhouses
found at these locations and four indoor locations, one electrical bypass, and
one THC extraction lab.
The investigations revealed the cannabis cultivations were
not in compliance with California's Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation
and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County's ordinance prohibiting
Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has a law
prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, including growing marijuana plants
The San Bernardino County Sheriff Gangs/Narcotics
Division will continue to enforce California's cannabis laws and San Bernardino
County Ordinance regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons
found guilty of violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to
fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.
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.
The suspects were cited or booked on charges of Cultivation
of Cannabis, over six plants, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, Illegal Water
Discharge, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Utility Theft, and Conspiracy.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged
to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Sheriff Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the
We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on
the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com