Deputies seize indoor cannabis grow containing 1,000 plants in Murrieta

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MURRIETA (CNS) - A 32-year-old man suspected of operating an indoor marijuana grow west of Murrieta where deputies seized roughly 1,000 cannabis plants was out of custody Friday, Dec. 31. Fuxian Liu was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of illegal cultivation of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation, ordering him to appear before a magistrate on Feb. 9 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Reese, earlier this month, deputies were alerted to a possible grow in the 35000 block of Avenida La Cresta, near Clinton Keith Road, within the unincorporated community of La Cresta. A search warrant was served at the two-story residence, where deputies found plants ``in various stages of growth,'' Reese said. Liu was allegedly tending to t
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