Photo: Jesse Harriman
JURUPA VALLEY – 169 pot plants no longer exist in Jurupa Valley thanks to recent police activity. Riverside County Sheriffs arrested two men for allegedly operating a marijuana grow operation. They confiscated 169 plants with an estimated street value of more than $200,000.
In the first place, Sheriff’s deputies on September 7 arrested Jesse Harriman, 38, and Waylon Lee Jenkins, 38, both of Jurupa Valley. Consequently they face charges of illegal marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team served a search warrant. They went to a residence on the 6000 block of Jurupa Valley at 7 a.m. on September 7. The response followed reports of an illegal grow operation.
Investigators found several structures on the property that had been converted to support marijuana cultivation and recovered more than 169 marijuana plants and processed marijuana. Deputies estimated the street value of the plants and processed marijuana at $204,000.