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Operation Hammer Strike Targets More First District Illegal Marijuana Grows

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Thanks to our San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, another 211 illegal marijuana greenhouses were eradicated this week. Warrants were served in communities including Phelan, Pinon Hills, Helendale, Daggett and Newberry Springs. 

The operation resulted in the arrest of 34 suspects and seizure of 33,189 marijuana plants, 8,588 pounds of processed marijuana, nine guns, and over $24,000 in cash. 

Residents interested in reporting illegal marijuana grows may contact the Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 387-8400 or To remain anonymous, call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463, or leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at