Authorities arrest three suspects in Aguanga pot bust

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Three suspected marijuana growers arrested during the execution of several search warrants in Aguanga, where authorities allegedly chopped down 10,600 cannabis plants and seized 1,488 dried pounds, were free on bail Wednesday, March 24. Anh Tran, 25, of Fountain Valley; Kyle Nguyen, 23, of Garden Grove; and Bernardino Mejia-Yanez, 65, of Aguanga were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, but were later released from custody, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Brad Farwell said law enforcement personnel served seven search warrants at properties in the unincorporated community of Aguanga. Deputies found growing plants, processed pounds and one rifle, Farwell said. The suspects are expected to appear at the Southwest Detention Center in
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