EASTVALE – A man suspected of operating an indoor cannabis grow at an Eastvale residence was being held today on $100,000 bail.
Jianguo Li, 40, of New York City was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside Thursday on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana for sale and theft of public utilities.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Donovan Brooks, investigators recently learned of the alleged illegal grow in the 14000 block of Wolfhound Street and obtained a search warrant, which was served at the property about 2:30 p.m.
Brooks alleged that marijuana plants were seized, and deputies uncovered evidence Li had re-routed circuits and rigged lines in the home to enable him to steal electricity to maintain the grow.
The value of the wattage allegedly stolen was unknown.
It’s unclear whether the suspect owns, leases or has any material interest in the property.
He has no prior documented felony convictions in Riverside County.