LUCERNE VALLEY – Three Lucerne Valley properties were found to have illegal cannabis grows on Friday morning.
Authorities said that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted the warrant search of the three unrelated properties began at 7:00 a.m. All three locations had illegal outdoor cannabis cultivations, with a total of over 550 marijuana plants and over 50 pounds of processed marijuana seized during the service of the search warrants. These cultivations are not in compliance with the California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and/or San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity.
California’s newest form of cannabis regulations, 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 Code Enforcement personnel will assist in the notifications to the property owners to make them aware of the violations occurring on their 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/marijuana is prohibited or allowed under specific regulations.
12144 Lunar Road, Lucerne Valley
146 marijuana plants seized
49 pounds of harvested marijuana seized
Suspect: Clemente Lopez, 48-years-old, transient
38150 Foothill Road, Lucerne Valley
214 marijuana plants and 4 pounds of harvested marijuana seized
Suspect(s): Leonel Delamora, 23-years-old, resident of Lucerne Valley / Luis Miguel Martinez-Garcia, 23-years-old, resident of Lucerne Valley
42480 Buckeye Lane, Lucerne Valley
197 marijuana plants seized
Suspect: Jorge Armando Gonzalez, 31-years-old, resident of Santa Ana
Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal marijuana cultivations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at 909-387-8400. 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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