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San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department targeting illegal marijuana cultivations

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Thanks to our San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), who has been doing great work targeting illegal marijuana cultivations in our unincorporated areas.

On February 2, investigators served a search warrant at a parcel of property in El Mirage. MET personnel located and detained 12 suspects, and arrested five of the 12 persons detained. Investigators seized 18,845 marijuana plants during the investigation.

On February 4, the team served three search warrants at properties in El Mirage. Seven people were arrested, and investigators seized 4,382 marijuana plants and 1,021 pounds of processed marijuana.

On February 8, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Colorado River Station served a search warrant at a parcel of property in Goffs. Investigators developed probable cause to arrest the 3 persons detained and seized 2,001 marijuana plants. 

The Sheriff's Department will continue to enforce California's cannabis laws and the San Bernardino County's ordinance regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons found guilty of violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and property seizure.

Anyone with information regarding the investigations is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 387-8400 or Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline website at