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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Friday June 22nd, 2018 :: 11:05 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Over 3,100 marijuana plants and 932lbs of processed marijauna were seized in Phelan and Pinon Hills

DATE/TIME: June 21, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m.



INCIDENT: Search Warrants - Outdoor Marijuana Grow

LOCATION: Phelan/Pinon Hills



SUMMARY:

On Thurssday, June 21th, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m.,investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Marijuana Enforcement Team served three search warrants at residences in the unincorporated communities of Phelan and Pinon Hills. All three locations had outdoor marijuana cultivations on the property. Over 3,100 marijuana plants and 932 pounds of processed marijauna were seized during the service of the search warrants. Investigators do not believe the locations are linked together.



The investigation revealed the marijuana cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and/or 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. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement personnel will assist in the notifications to the property owners to make them aware of the violations occurring on their property.



The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws, as well as 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 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.



Location #1

13900 block of Pacific Road, Phelan

2853 marijuana plants seized

Three suspects arrested:

Zhixue Fan, 62 year old male citizen of China

Guoxo Yang, 48 year old male resident of San Gabriel

Jia Zhi Shi, 39 year old male citizen of Canada





Location #2

13600 block of Wilson Ranch Road, Phelan

190 marijauna plants and 860 pounds of processed marijuana seized

Two suspects arrested:

Dave Torres, 28 year old male citizen of Mexico

Roman Orozco, 28 year old male citizen of Mexico



Location #3

12400 block of Mountain Road, Pinon Hills

85 marijuana plants and 73 pounds of processed marijuana seized

Ten suspects arrested:

Santos Valdez, 21 year old male resident of Rohnert Park

Patricio Medina, 43 year old male resident of Pinon Hills

David Torres, 31 year old male resident of Perris

Felix Galanza, 22 year old male resident of Homeland

Jose Sanchez, 37 year old male resident of Pinon Hills

Rey Garcia, 22 year old male resident of Patterson

Rolando Garcia, 22 year old male resident of Perris

Gilberto Villa, 32 year old male resident of Hawthorne

Jose Garcia, 30 year old male resident of Patterson

Salome Garcia, 32 year old male resident of Patterson





Anyone with information regarding these investigations or 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 information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.







Refer:​​Sheriff's Public Affairs



Station:​​



Phone No.​(909)387-3700



Case No.​DR #: 651800276

DR #: 651800277

DR #: 651800280




JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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

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