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Rancho Indoor 2 Rancho 1

DATE/TIME: September 13, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Indoor Marijuana Grow

LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT(S): Shumin Lin, 44 year old male resident of Flushing, New York

SUMMARY:
On Thursday, September 13th, beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m., investigators from the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), in cooperation with deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Station Multiple Enforcement Team, served four search warrants at residences in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. All four locations had indoor marijuana grow operations that used advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and air filtering systems to control the climate inside the residence, as well as the odor of marijuana coming from them.

Investigators discovered electricity at three of the locations was being stolen. Personnel from Southern California Edison (SCE) assisted in the electrical theft investigation. Suspects who grow marijuana illicitly will commonly bypass the electrical meter installed by the electrical company. This is done due to the high amount and cost of electricity needed to operate the marijuana growing equipment.

The extreme measures used to illegally grow marijuana endangers the public living nearby. An electrical short caused by the unpermitted electrical wiring most likely would have resulted in an explosion or fire in the residential community, causing possible injuries. The electrical power to the residence was disconnected so the faulty wiring and electrical bypass will not create a hazard for the public. The loss from the theft of electricity at the locations will be several thousands of dollars.

Rancho Cucamonga has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing more than six marijuana plants at a residence. Additionally, the suspects did not obtain a business license from the city of Rancho Cucamonga, nor did they have a license from the State of California to cultivate cannabis. Personnel from Rancho Cucamonga Code Enforcement Division responded to begin their investigations. The electrical power was disconnected by SCE and the residences were “red tagged” as unsafe to occupy.

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

Location #1
5100 block of Bucklestone Place
1,823 marijuana plants were seized
Suspect identification pending

Location #2
12900 Block of Evermay Court
892 marijuana plants and two pounds of processed marijuana were seized
Suspect identification pending

Location #3
7400 block of Bungalow Way
770 marijuana plants and two pounds of processed marijuana were seized
Suspect identification pending
Location #4
12900 block of Canopy Street
1,144 marijuana plants and one pound of processed marijuana were seized
One suspect arrested:
Shumin Lin, 44 year old male resident of Flushing, New York

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 #651800412
DR #651800413
DR #651800414
DR #651800415

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