Sheriff’s operation nets nearly 4,000 cannabis plants at illegal grow sites

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Nearly 4,000 marijuana plants were confiscated during a sweep in the Anza Valley targeting illegal grows, authorities said Tuesday, Dec. 4. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, supported by California Department Fish and Wildlife agents and county Code Enforcement officers, served seven search warrants Monday at properties on Brunt Valley Road, sheriff’s officials said. No arrests were made. According to the sheriff’s department, 3,957 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, as well as 57 pounds of processed weed, were seized. An estimated monetary value of the product was not provided. The Anza Valley is known for pot farms, and the county’s Cannabis Regulation Task Force has centered several operations within the unincorporated area this year. The Riverside
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