Two Temecula men were arrested on suspicion of operating an illegal marijuana grow after officers executed a search warrant on a Temecula home, Nov. 2, police announced this week.
Gregory William Seastrand, 36, and Robert Gordon Campbell II, 40, were arrested at a home located in the 42100 block of Veneto Way.
Both men were booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on charges of illegally cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana
According to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) received information regarding an indoor marijuana growing business operating illegally within the city of Temecula.
After their investigation, a search warrant was issued for the alleged business location in the 28700 block of Via Montezuma road and the single-family home on Veneto Way where evidence linking Seastrand and Campbell was found.
According to the press release, officers located numerous, “unpermitted modifications” to the business, including nearly two dozen air conditioning units recently installed on the roof, along with grow lights, interior walls and storage lights. More than 650 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were found and subsequently removed from the business.
A secondary illegal grow, operated by the men, was located during the investigation in the 42200 block of Roick, also in the city of Temecula. A search warrant for the location was issued and served Nov. 3.
Upon the execution of that warrant, officers located numerous unpermitted modifications to the business suite. More than five unpermitted air conditioning units had been recently installed along with grow lights, interior walls and water storage tanks. More than 150 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located and removed from the the Roick location.
Seastrand, posted a $5,000 bail and was released from custody Nov. 2. Campbell, who was also charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license and giving a false identification to police officers, was released from custody Nov. 3 after posting $10,000 bail.
The city of Temecula currently prohibits any marijuana growing business as well as marijuana dispensaries from operating within the city limits.
Anyone with information related to the investigation should call the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement team at (951) 696-3000.