Several Suspects Arrested for Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations in Operation Hammer Strike’s Second Week

Several Suspects Arrested for Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations in Operation Hammer Strike’s Second Week

Originally published as a San Bernardino Sheriff Department Nixle post – 

“Between September 6, 2021 and September 10, 2021, 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 23 search warrants at various locations in Hesperia, Phelan, Twentynine Palms, Newberry Springs, and Lucerne Valley.  MET personnel had received numerous complaints about large outdoor marijuana cultivations in these areas.

Over this past week, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s personnel located and arrested 41 suspects.  Investigators seized 21,002 marijuana plants, 5,628.5 pounds of processed marijuana, nine guns, over $9,000.00 in cash, 6.2 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms, 1.7 ounces of cocaine, a stolen motorcycle, three stolen RV trailers, and a stolen trailer-mounted generator.  Investigators mitigated one electrical bypass and one THC extraction lab.  Investigators eradicated a total of 113 greenhouses found at these 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 of a Dangerous Drug, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Electrical Theft, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug While Armed.

INCIDENT: Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations-Operation Hammer Strike, Week 2

LOCATION: #1 – 5800 Block of Coyote Road, Phelan
#2 – 4600 Block of Rancho Road, Phelan
#3 – Parcel with no address, Phelan
#4 – 13800 Block of Schlitz Road, Phelan
#5 – Parcel with no address, Phelan
#6 – Parcel with no address, Twentynine Palms
#7 – 71200 Block of Indian Trail, Twentynine Palms
#8 – Parcel with no address, Twentynine Palms
#9 – 30300 Block of Clark, Lucerne Valley
#10 – 131090 Block of Evergreen Road, Phelan
#11 – Parcel with no address, Phelan
#12 – 6400 Block of Bonanza Road, Phelan
#13 – 6300 Block of Bonanza Road, Phelan
#14 – 12800 Block of Hacienda Road, Phelan
#15 – Parcel with no address, Phelan
#16 – 13200 Block of Highway 138, Hesperia
#17 – 16900 Block of Mission, Hesperia
#18 – 11500 Block of Calcite, Hesperia
#19 – 48300 Block of Palo Verde Road, Newberry Springs
#20 – 45900 Block of Cisco Road, Newberry Springs
#21 – 3300 Mountain View Road, Newberry Springs
#22 – 45300 Block of Whetrock Road, Newberry Springs
#23 – 18100 Block of Fern Drive, Lucerne Valley

SUSPECT(S): Favian Mendoza, 36 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #2
Edgar Mendoza Madrid, 28 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #2
Baez Iribe, 25 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #2
Martiniano Madrigal, 37 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #3
Jose Saellan, 34 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #4
Leonardo Flores-Correa, 30 year old male resident of Buena Park, Location #9
Christian Rojas, 27 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #10
Dawn Thompson, 50 year old female resident of Phelan, Location #10
Maximo Aguirre, 39 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #11
Michael Jamshidi, 30 year old male resident of Phoenix, AZ., Location #12
Janarawa Jonnada, 72 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #13
Rebecca Valtierra, 63 year old female resident of Phelan, Location #13
Frankie Villareal, 30 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #13
Jaime Franco, 26 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #14
Edgar Franco, 25 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #14
Ricardo Rodriguez, 30 year old male resident of Phelan, Location #14
Noah Facio, 32 year old male resident of Hesperia, Location #17
James Bass, 64 year old male resident of Hesperia, Location #17
Ivan Acosta, 52 year old male resident of Hesperia, Location #18
Jhovanna Torressapiens, 28 year old female resident of Hesperia, Location #18
Juan Luis Muro, 39 year old male resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Beby De Jesus-Nava, 35 year old female resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Raul Madrid, 54 year old male resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Olga Figuero, 57 year old female resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Zarco Alvaro, 23 year old male resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Eloy Madrid, 35 year old male resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Maximilliano Madrid, 40 year old male resident of Sacramento, Location #20
Levangkham Douangnaly, 76 year old female resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Chantaly Sithirath, 65 year old female resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Dino Souliya, 50 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Southed Sonekiao, 50 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Tida Souliya, 42 year old female resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Khammenh Sithirath, 69 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Location #21
Stephen Thomas, 67 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Location #22
Zhangtan Linfeng, 26 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Zen Yong, 25 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Qiang Jie, 22 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Ye Yejinhu, 27 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Xin Lin, 22 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Sam Liu, 28 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23
Zao Shefeng, 48 year old male resident of Lucerne Valley, Location #23”

 

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