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Multi-agency operation in Anza Valley nets $189M worth of pot, 8 arrests

 

Last updated 6/14/2019 at 12:13am

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Sheriff Chad Bianco talks to the press during the cannabis enforcement activity at the Riverside County Sheriff's Command Center at Hamilton High School.

Upward of 700 law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies descended on the communities of Anza, Aguanga and Sage, Wednesday, June 5, to perform an illegal marijuana cultivation operation conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and spearheaded by the Hemet Sheriff's Station.

When it was all said and done, the operation resulted in the confiscation of more than 140,877 marijuana plants worth an estimated $189 million on the street and the arrest of eight people on a variety of charges.

According to Riverside County Sheriff's Department Public Information Bureau Sergeant...



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