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Los Angeles County Man Arrested for Illegal Palm Springs Marijuana Cultivation

Los Angeles County Man Arrested for Illegal Palm Springs Marijuana Cultivation

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PALM SPRINGS – An illegal indoor marijuana grow facility was located at a residence in the 1500 block of Amelia Way in the City of Palm Springs on Saturday. At around 3:00 p.m. the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, served a search warrant at the home. During the search, they located 390 marijuana plants, according to authorities carrying an approximate street value of $1200.

In order to facilitate the growth the home had illegally bypassed the Southern California Edison power meter, resulting in not only the risk of a fire but also electricity theft. Southern California Edison responded to the home to mitigate the potential risk to the property and/or neighboring properties.

Yong Li, 40, of the Los Angeles area, was located and arrested at the home. Li was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for the illegal marijuana cultivation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further information will be released. Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact CVNTF Palm Springs Police Detective Etchason at (760) 323-8661.

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  • illegal Palm Springs Marijuana grow: Riverside County Sheriff's Department