Riverside County sheriffs conduct ‘Marijuana Monday’ enforcement activities

Deputies load cut cannabis plants into a roll-off dumpster for disposal during eradication activities Monday, Aug. 19, in Aguanga. Courtesy photo
“Marijuana Monday” cannabis enforcement activities resulted in six people being arrested and several tons of illicitly grown marijuana seized when the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants Monday, Aug. 19.The Hemet Station’s Detective Bureau led the enforcement efforts in Aguanga. The sheriff’s department served five warrants for suspected illegal marijuana cultivation after the department received numerous complaints from residents.More than 8,000 marijuana plants – weighing approximately 7.36 tons – were taken from properties in the area.Deputies arrested six people in connection with the searches, and also recovered 10 illegally owned firearms, the sheriff’s department said.“I am extremely proud of deputies and investigato
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