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Shots Fired at Deputies During Illegal Marijuana Raid in El Mirage

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During Week 18 of Operation Hammer Strike, San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies targeted locations in El Mirage and Adelanto. During one of those raids, three deputies were fired upon at Tanner Road in El Mirage. Thankfully, none of the deputies were injured, but the incident highlights how truly dangerous these raids of cartel-run operations have become.

Between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, deputies eradicated 93 greenhouses, arrested 15 suspects and seized 7,972 marijuana plants, 4,575.7 pounds of processed marijuana, one gun, and over $212,000 in cash. 

Please keep our deputies in your prayers as they continue this very dangerous work eradicating illegal marijuana grows in the High Desert.

Anyone with information, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Mauricio Rivas, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or