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3700 Marijuana Plants Located During Daggett & Newberry Springs Searches

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 NEWBERRY SPRINGS – Search warrants were served at 8 unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, all in the Newberry Springs and Daggett areas. The search warrants were issued following investigations conducted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department.

All eight locations were determined to be used for marijuana cultivations or commercial marijuana activity, all prohibited by the county’s Commercial Cannabis Ordinance officials said. “San Bernardino County recently enacted a new marijuana ordinance to be consistent with the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act or MMRSA that went into effect on January 1, 2016,” Sheriff’s officials said in a news release. “The investigations revealed all of the marijuana cultivation operations were illegal and not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws and/or the County of San Bernardino ordinance prohibiting commercial cannabis activity and/or cultivation of marijuana.”

During the investigations over 3700 marijuana plants were seized and over 50 pounds of harvested and processed marijuana was located. During the searches, only one suspect, identified as Thanh The Dies, was arrested and issued a citation for violating the county ordinance. No other suspects were located, but they are in the process of identifying, locating, and charging them with violating the county’s ordinance or for the cultivation of marijuana, a felony.

 

The County of San Bernardino modified its marijuana ordinance to reflect Commercial Cannabis Activity as described in the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The continued County wide prohibition of commercial cannabis activities will be maintained to ensure for the health, safety, and well-being of County residents against any potential criminal activity or adverse impacts on the County.

San Bernardino County Code Enforcement personnel assisted with the investigations for administrative enforcement of any county ordinance violations. The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County ordinance regarding commercial cannabis activity. Persons found to be violating state marijuana laws and county ordinances are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.

 

Locations, Suspects & Charges:

 

31929 Becker Road / Case 621600586

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

1,254 marijuana plants

 

47428 Savara Road / Case 621600587

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

95 marijuana plants

 

34609 Troy Road / Case 621600588

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

585 marijuana plants

 

45915 Palos Verdes Road / Case 621600589

Follow up – 1 suspect arrested – Thanh The Dies, age 44, Newberry Springs resident

76 marijuana plants

 

49190 Bedford Road / Case 621600592

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

133 marijuana plants

 

44531 Tioga Road / Case 621600593

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

199 marijuana plants

 

30924 Oriente Drive / Case 621600594

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

466 marijuana plants

18 pounds of processed marijuana

 

49122 Bedford Road / Case 621600595

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

588 marijuana plants

41 pounds of processed marijuana

 

34982 Daggett Road / Case 621600596

Search Warrant – No suspects/arrests made

327 marijuana plants

Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal cultivation locations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at(909) 890-4840. 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.

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