Four arrested in alleged robbery at Winchester hemp farm

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Dana Potter, Hector Tinoco-Ochoa, and April Martin were arrested for allegedly stealing plants from a lawful hemp farm in Winchester. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
WINCHESTER (CNS) - Three men and a woman were arrested for allegedly stealing plants from a lawful hemp farm in Winchester at gunpoint, authorities said Monday. It happened about 11:40 p.m. Saturday at a farm in an unincorporated area near Winchester, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Chad Thompson said. "Witnesses described four suspects cutting down and stealing non-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp plants,'' Thompson said. "During this robbery, one suspect produced a firearm towards employees.'' The suspects fled the scene as deputies arrived but were located in Hemet and arrested, he said. A firearm was recovered. Dana Potter, 37; April Martin, 39; and Andres Santiago, 22, were booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for suspicion of robbery and conspiracy to commit r
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