SAN JACINTO- Sheriff’s deputies discovered thousands of marijuana plants on Friday at three separate homes that were apparently being used as illegal grow houses in San Jacinto, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
Investigators served a search warrant at one home around 8:45 a.m. Friday, and found about 2,100 marijuana plants “at various stages of growth.”
During the same investigation, deputies located additional homes suspected of being used for illicit marijuana cultivation in the same area. According to the sheriff’s department, warrants were served at two more houses and deputies found almost 1,400 more marijuana plants, plus around 70 pounds of processed marijuana.
The electrical systems at all three homes had been modified, and Southern California Edison estimated about $250,000 worth of utilities had been stolen according to the sheriff’s department.
No suspects were located.
The matter remained under investigation, and anyone with additional information was asked to call detectives at 951-654-2702.
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