APPLE VALLEY — Four search warrants resulted in the seizure of more than 3,000 marijuana plants and over 30 pounds of harvested marijuana here on Friday.
Investigations by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team led to the service of the search warrants at locations throughout Apple Valley, including the 16600 block of Century Planet Road, the 21200 block of Champagne Way, the 21200 block of Cask Court and the 12600 block of Standing Bear Road.
“The locations had illegal indoor marijuana grows on the properties,” sheriff’s officials stated. “The investigations revealed the marijuana grows were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and Apple Valley’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity.”
Electricity theft was also reported at the Champagne Way and Standing Bear Road locations.
Apple Valley has an ordinance prohibiting commercial cannabis activity, which includes growing over six marijuana plants, and code enforcement personnel assisted in the investigations.
Anyone found guilty of violating and state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution and seizure of property. Additionally, property owners who are illegally growing marijuana or are aware their tenants are illegally growing marijuana on their properties may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions.
While no suspects were identified at any of the four residences, the investigations are ongoing and anyone with information about them or other illegal marijuana cultivations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at 909-387-8400 or NARC_MET@sbcsd.ord. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or visit www.wetip.com.
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