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9th Street Rancho Grow052418

 

DATE/TIME: May 24, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m.

INCIDENT: Indoor Marijuana Grows

LOCATION: 9400 block of 9th Street, Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT(S): Joshua Del Real, a 29-year-old male resident of Ontario

VICTIM(S):

SUMMARY:
On Wednesday, May 24th, at approximately 2:15 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Station served a search warrant at a commercial business in the 9400 block of 9th Street in Rancho Cucamonga. An indoor marijuana cultivation operation was located. Deputies contacted the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) for assistance. Over 440 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, were found inside the business. The grow operation used advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and an air filtering system to control the climate inside the business, as well as the odor of marijuana coming from it.

The investigation revealed the cannabis cultivation was not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. Rancho Cucamonga also has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing over six marijuana plants.

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.

The suspect was booked at the West Valley Detention Center of charges of Cultivation of Cannabis; over six plants.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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 #: 651800226

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department