DATE/TIME: June 21, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
INCIDENT: Search Warrants – Outdoor Marijuana Grow
LOCATION: Phelan/Pinon Hills
On Thurssday, June 21th, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m., investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team served three search warrants at residences in the unincorporated communities of Phelan and Pinon Hills. All three locations had outdoor marijuana cultivations on the property. Over 3,100 marijuana plants and 932 pounds of processed marijauna were seized during the service of the search warrants. Investigators do not believe the locations are linked together.
The investigation revealed the marijuana cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and/or San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement personnel will assist in the notifications to the property owners to make them aware of the violations occurring on their property.
The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws, as well as 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 seizure of property.
Property owners who are growing marijuana, or are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their properties, in violation of the state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. Property owners are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or code compliance agency to confirm if cultivating cannabis is prohibited or allowed under specific regulations.
13900 block of Pacific Road, Phelan
2853 marijuana plants seized
Three suspects arrested:
Zhixue Fan, 62 year old male citizen of China
Guoxo Yang, 48 year old male resident of San Gabriel
Jia Zhi Shi, 39 year old male citizen of Canada
13600 block of Wilson Ranch Road, Phelan
190 marijauna plants and 860 pounds of processed marijuana seized
Two suspects arrested:
Dave Torres, 28 year old male citizen of Mexico
Roman Orozco, 28 year old male citizen of Mexico
12400 block of Mountain Road, Pinon Hills
85 marijuana plants and 73 pounds of processed marijuana seized
Ten suspects arrested:
Santos Valdez, 21 year old male resident of Rohnert Park
Patricio Medina, 43 year old male resident of Pinon Hills
David Torres, 31 year old male resident of Perris
Felix Galanza, 22 year old male resident of Homeland
Jose Sanchez, 37 year old male resident of Pinon Hills
Rey Garcia, 22 year old male resident of Patterson
Rolando Garcia, 22 year old male resident of Perris
Gilberto Villa, 32 year old male resident of Hawthorne
Jose Garcia, 30 year old male resident of Patterson
Salome Garcia, 32 year old male resident of Patterson
Anyone with information regarding these investigations 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.
Refer: Sheriff’s Public Affairs
Phone No. (909)387-3700
Case No. DR #: 651800276
DR #: 651800277
DR #: 651800280
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department