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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Saturday February 24th, 2018 :: 03:42 p.m. PST


Phelan - Search warrant is served at a residence, 350 marijuana plants are located by the Marijuana Enforcement Team

DATE/TIME: Friday, February 23, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Indoor Marijuana Grow & Theft of Utilities

LOCATION: 500 Block Smoketree Lane, Phelan

SUSPECT(S): ** Ongoing Investigation **


The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division - Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant at a residence, in the 500 block of Smoketree Lane in Phelan, and found an illegal marijuana grow. Over 350 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, were found outdoors at the residence. Additional evidence found suggests the suspect(s) were illegally manufacturing concentrated cannabis at the location. The residents were not present during the search warrant service.

California’s newest form of marijuana laws, MAUCRSA, went into full effect on January 1st. San Bernardino County has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors. San Bernardino County Land Use Services - Code Enforcement personnel will assist in the investigation.

The County of San Bernardino has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity which includes growing marijuana outdoors. The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County ordinance.

Persons found to be violating the state marijuana laws and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property. Property owners who are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their rental properties in violation of state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions.

The suspect(s) will face charges of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and Cultivation of Cannabis; over 6 plants.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 387-8400 or Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Sheriff’s Public Affairs

DR #: 651800089

Phone No. (909)387-3700

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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