Shots Fired, Marijuana Discovered, Suspect Turned Over to Homeland Security

Shots Fired, Marijuana Discovered, Suspect Turned Over to Homeland Security

SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, alerted to a scene where over 20 gunshots were heard, discovered an outdoor marijuana growth operation.

Luis Alfonso Quezada, 33, of San Bernardino, was taken into custody early Monday morning when authorities responded to a 4:55 a.m. call to 2235 West Kern Street.

Quezada is a known felon, according to records, arrested for possession of both a firearm and ammunition. He has also been charged with cultivation of marijuana.

A search warrant was served at the Kern Street site after deputies responded to the report of gunshots. Initial reports from neighbors claimed there were 20 to 40 gunshots heard, though no information about anyone being shot were made.

Quezada was found inside a rear house on the large property site. Reports stated he was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and an illegal assault rifle at that time.

While searching the property for other suspects or possible victims from the shots fired, deputies eventually located over 200 marijuana plants growing in the rear portion of the property.

Deputies secured the scene, eventually presenting the search warrant to continue their investigation.

Investigators determined that Quezada was selling marijuana. Additional evidence was gathered that led investigators to believe that Quezada’s marijuana sales were not in compliance with the state’s medical marijuana laws and local ordinances.

The property owner may also be charged with possible civil and criminal charges at a later date, according to a release.

Quezada, who faced a scheduled San Bernardino County Superior Court appearance, was taken to Central Detention center, later released to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for possible criminal charges in their jurisdiction.

The county District Attorney will also review the case to file additional charges.

Shots Fired, Marijuana Discovered, Suspect Turned Over to Homeland Security was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by admin
Categories: San Bernardino

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