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Between February 14, 2022, and February 20, 2022, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), along with San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputies from several different Patrol Stations, served 16 search warrants at various locations in Lucerne Valley, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Landers, Apple Valley, and Helendale.

MET personnel had received numerous complaints about large outdoor and indoor marijuana cultivations in these areas. Over this past week, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s personnel located and arrested 43 suspects. Investigators seized 46,577 marijuana plants, 2,703 pounds of processed marijuana, nine guns, and over $6,000 in cash. Investigators eradicated a total of 119 greenhouses found at these locations, as well as five indoor locations.

The investigations revealed the cannabis cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has a law prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors.

The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws and San Bernardino County’s ordinance regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons found guilty of violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.

Property owners who are growing marijuana or are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their properties in violation of the state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. Property owners are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or code compliance agency to confirm if cultivating cannabis is prohibited or allowed under specific regulations.

The suspects were cited or booked on charges of Cultivation of Cannabis, over six plants, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, Illegal Water Discharge, and Conspiracy.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

 

DATE/TIME: February 14, 2022, through February 20, 2022

INCIDENT: Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations-Operation Hammer Strike, Week 25

LOCATION: #1 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#2 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#3 – 14000 Block of Harrod, Lucerne Valley
#4 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#5 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#6 – 30200 Block of Buchanan, Lucerne Valley
#7 – 49300 Block of Senilis Avenue, Morongo Valley
#8 – 9300 Block of Craver Road, Morongo Valley
#9 – 58300 Blocko of Caliente Street, Yucca Valley
#10 – 58300 Block of Ash Lane, Landers
#11 – 2700 Block of Sahwnee Trail, Landers
#12 – 9300 Block of Candlelight Street, Apple Valley
#13 – 12400 Block of Havasupi Avenue, Apple Valley
#14 – 18300 Block of Cocopah Court, Apple Valley
#15 – Parcel with no address, Helendale
#16 – Parcel with no address, Helendale

SUSPECT(S): Brittany Polinska, 31 year old female resident of Murrieta, CA. Location #1
Beau Attride, 55 year old male resident of Riverside, CA. Location #1
Dagoberto Fuentes, 43 year old male resident of Honduras. Location #3
Juan Rojas, 43 year old male resident of Mexico. Location #3
Jose Reyes, 45 year old male resident of Santa Paula, CA. Location #5
Xiaoying Chen, 58 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #6
Yong Wu, 49 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #6
Xiao Ma, 59 year old female resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #6
David Southasy, 24 year old male resident of Milwaukee, WI. Location #7
Daniel Southasy, 32 year old male resident of Milwaukee, WI. Location #7
Samai Lachin, 53 year old male resident of Morongo Valley, CA. Location #8
Krittika Bansotchuen, 56 year old female resident of Morongo Valley, CA. Location #8
Surin Homlaor, 70 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #8
Kristianna Nicholson, 32 year old female resident of Yucca Valley, CA. Location #9
Trevor Luna, 30 year old male resident of Yucca Valley, CA. Location #9
Yer Yang, 58 year old male resident of Fresno, CA. Location #10
Hugo Rico, 45 year old male resident of Apple Valley, CA. Location #12
Artur Setuan, 37 year old male resident of Armenia. Location #14
Guoji Cui, 34 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #15
Jun Zhou, 38 year old male resident of Bellflower, CA. Location #15
Maidong Chen, 55 year old male resident of Rosemead, CA. Location #15
Wei Cui, 40 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #15
Feng Gua, 40 year old male resident of Alhambra, CA. Location #15
Yu Ma, 57 year old male resident of Monterey Park, CA. Location #15
Jian-hao Feng, 58 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #15
Juan-hua Zhou, 58 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #15
Sai-yau Sung, 43 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #15
Yaping Bai, 60 year old female resident of China. Location #16
Quing Chen, 48 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #16
Huayu Chen, 46 year old female resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #16
Xuemei Wang, 47 year old female resident of Alhambra, CA. Location #16
Janxi Hu, 62 year old female resident of New York, NY. Location #16
Xingzhang Li, 47 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #16
Shu Gap, 35 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #16
Quincy Gui, 44 year old female resident of Helendale, CA. Location #16
Chen Jiang, 36 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #16
Xiang Li, 45 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #16
Junping Qiao, 38 year old female resident of San Gabriel, CA. Location #16
Chen Xinglon, 44 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #16
Quan Chen, 44 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location #16

 

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