Hemp farm turned into marijuana grow targeted in sheriff’s operation

A hemp farm converted to a marijuana cultivation site was raided in Sage, where nearly 4,000 cannabis plants were seized, authorities said Thursday, May 12. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, joined by personnel from the Department of Code Enforcement and California Department of Fish & Wildlife, served a search warrant Wednesday, May 11, in the unincorporated county community, though the specific location wasn’t disclosed. Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Pelato said that the primary residence and 15 greenhouses on the property were being used to cultivate marijuana, resulting in the confiscation of about 3,800 plants and 1,700 pounds of processed weed. No one was arrested. Pelato said that the site had received county permits previously for hemp cultivation. 
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.