San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: August 22, 2016, at 5:24 pm


INCIDENT: Cultivation of Marijuana


LOCATION: 28000 block of Old State 58, Barstow


SUSPECT(S): 1. Jose Apodaca, Hispanic male, 36 years old, resident of Barstow

2. Regustino Galavis, Hispanic male, 24 years old, resident of Barstow

3. Jesus Nevares, Hispanic male, 29 years old, resident of Barstow

4. Regino Soto, Hispanic male, 40 years old, resident of Barstow


VICTIM(S):State of California


On Monday, August 22, 2016, sheriff’s deputies from the Barstow Station conducted a follow-up investigation at a residence in the 28000 block of Old State 58. While at the location, deputies observed a large outdoor marijuana grow. Deputies were able to make contact with the residents and discovered a harvest of about 300 marijuana plants, approximately 10 feet tall.


The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team, responded to the location to assist. A search warrant was authored for the home which allowed for the removal and recovery of approximately 300 marijuana plants and three firearms. The large amount of marijuana found and other evidence seized at the location suggests the suspects had no intention of abiding by California’s medical marijuana laws or local ordinances relating to growing marijuana for medical purposes.


The County of San Bernardino has an ordinance prohibiting outdoor marijuana cultivations. The Sheriff’s Department will continue to enforce California marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County Ordinances regarding marijuana cultivation and distribution. Persons found to be violating state marijuana laws and/or county ordinances are subject to fines, prosecution and seizure of property.


A total of four suspects were arrested during the investigation and booked at the Barstow Jail for charges of HS 11358- Marijuana Cultivation. Bail was set at $25,000 each. During the booking process at Barstow Jail, Jesus Nevares was found to have an alias of Sabas Navares-Ceballos with an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant out of the state of Arizona for marijuana cultivation.


Refer: Deputy Melony Whitecloud, Marijuana Enforcement Team


Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station, Sheriff’s Marijuana Team


Case #: 6201600465


Phone No. (760) 256-4838

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700