The Marijuana Enforcement Team along with other San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department personnel and a member of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served five search warrants at various locations in the Twentynine Palms area last week and seized 3,901 marijuana plants and 652 pounds of processed marijuana.
The warrants were served at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at five locations.
The investigation revealed the cannabis cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity
The Sheriff’s Department will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws and San Bernardino County’s cannabis cultivation and distribution ordinance. 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 violate 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.
Six suspects were cited on 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 may call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave the information at wetip.com.