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Open Adelanto Garage Leads to the Discovery of Indoor Marijuana Cultivation

Open Adelanto Garage Leads to the Discovery of Indoor Marijuana Cultivation

Family Assistance Program

ADELANTO – An open garage in the City of Adelanto on Monday morning led to the discovery of over 550 marijuana plants and several pounds of already processed marijuana. At around 9:50 a.m. a deputy from the Victor Valley Station responded to the home located at 11057 Everest Street in the City of Adelanto to investigate an open garage door. The deputy noticed items that were consistent with a marijuana cultivation, during which time he requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division to assume the investigation.

When they arrived, they served a search warrant at the residence and confirmed the indoor marijuana grow. Over 550 plants were located in various stages of growth. Also found was several pounds of processed marijuana. The elaborate operation included advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and an air-filtering system to control the climate inside the residence as well as the odor of marijuana coming from it. Code Compliance was called to the home, as several unpermitted building additions were made within the residence were discovered. Modifications were made to the electrical wiring to support the indoor grow. Extreme water damage was found inside the property.

“ An electrical short caused by the unpermitted electrical wiring most likely would have resulted in an explosion or fire in the residential community causing possible injuries to bystanders near the residence,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.  “The code compliance division will complete their investigation and contact the owner(s) of the property to arrange for repair of the unpermitted additions.”

The investigation is ongoing and authorities are attempting to identify the suspect or suspects involved. In addition, if different from the suspects, authorities are also attempting to locate the property owner. Once identifies, the suspect will likely face criminal charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or 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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