VICTORVILLE – Two Victorville homes were found to have marijuana cultivations with hundreds of marijuana plants on Friday authorities said. The report of illegal narcotic activity led to search warrants being issued in the 11300 block of Salem Road and the 15000 block of Avon Court.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) executed the first warrant at around 9:20 a.m. at the Salem Road address, where they found an outdoor grow in the backyard. The grow contained over 200 plants and 30 pounds of processed marijuana. In addition to the marijuana, a short-barreled shotgun was also found on the property. The grow appeared to be in operation for months. At this time, no suspect arrests have been made, but investigators are following leads to identify the suspect(s).
At the Avon Court location, one arrest was made after the MET search yielded 400 marijuana plants and over 35 pounds of processed marijuana in an indoor grow. “The grow operation used high-powered lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and an air-filtering system to control the climate and odor of marijuana,” Sheriff’s officials said in the news release. This operation was also believed to be operating for several months. The suspect, Vu T Bui, 40, of Ontario, was at the home at the time of the search and was arrested at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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.
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