Again, again, & again…

 The HAMMER STRIKES again   

41 Search Warrants Served

 244 Illegal Grows Eradicated

$33,700.00 Cash



  Over the past two weeks, San Bernardino County Sheriff 's personnel located and arrested 60 suspects.  Investigators seized 58,979 marijuana plants, 6,600 pounds of processed marijuana, 17 guns, two grams of concentrated marijuana, and over $33,700.00 in cash. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff Investigators eradicated a total of 244 greenhouses found at these locations, as well as 15 indoor locations.  Investigators mitigated two electrical bypasses and one THC extraction lab and recovered one stolen vehicle.           

The investigations revealed the cannabis cultivations were not in compliance with the California Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the San Bernardino County Ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. 

San Bernardino County has a law prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors.         

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California's cannabis laws and 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 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 Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or 

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:


SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
          655 E 3rd Street     San Bernardino, CA 92408