Deputies seize 2,200 marijuana plants, arrest man in Sage raid

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SAGE (CNS) - A Riverside County sheriff's raid Friday in Sage, east of Temecula, resulted in the seizure of more than 2,000 marijuana plants and hundreds of pounds of packaged product, as well as the confiscation of five firearms, including two banned semiautomatic rifles. Deputies served search warrants at three connected properties in the 34000 block East Benton Road, near Willow Creek Road, according to sheriff's Sgt. James Burton. Burton said county code enforcement officers and California Fish & Wildlife agents joined the operation, which netted 2,253 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, along with 619 pounds of processed weed. Gabriel Luna, 48, was identified as the alleged overseer of the properties, and was arrested at his on-site single-wide trailer on suspici
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