2 suspected of running illegal marijuana grow in Menifee

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Sheriff's deputies believe two New York residents were growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants out of a Menifee home. Valley News/Riverside County Sheriff's Department courtesy photo
MENIFEE - Two New York residents were arrested for allegedly running an illicit marijuana grow operation out of a Menifee home and stealing utilities, sheriff's deputies said Friday. According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Avila, Perris station deputies received complaints in early January of a possible illegal marijuana grow in Menifee. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, deputies and Menifee city code enforcement served a warrant at a residence on Sewalt Court, in a neighborhood northwest of Haun and Garbani roads. "As a result of the search warrant, 1602 marijuana plants were eradicated," Avila said in a statement. "In addition, the electrical system within the residence was illegally altered, causing a severe fire hazard." Southern California Edison employees were called to t
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