700+ officers & soldiers assist during Anza Valley pot raids

ANZA — More than 700 officials from about two dozen state and federal law enforcement agencies, along with California Army National Guard soldiers driving heavy equipment and flying in an HH-60 Pavehawk, came together yesterday, Wednesday, June 5 for a day-long enforcement and eradication operation that targeted illegal marijuana cultivation throughout the Anza valley. During the operation, officials seized 140,877 […]

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County-wide Pot shop raids included Hemet’s “Valley Ice Cream” store

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Search warrants served at ten “illegally operating” Riverside County area pot shops yesterday morning resulted in about 142 pounds of cannabis, as well as “a large amount of cannabis edibles,” seized, according to officials.   Most disturbingly, one of the illegal dispensaries raided in Hemet was masquerading in plain site as an ice cream store, complete […]

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DUI stop and arrest near Redding leads to 100 pounds of marijuana

REDDING — A CHP officer who stopped a suspected drunk driver was surprised to find 100 pounds of marijuana inside the trunk of the vehicle he had stopped, Friday evening, Aug. 24. The stop and arrest happened in the area of Riverland Dr. near Knighton Rd., southeast of Redding. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Few details following fatal McArthur rollover, CHP […]

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UPDATE: Brothers arrested after multiple victims shot and stabbed during marijuana dispensary robbery

UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2 a.m. BANNING — Authorities from three law enforcement agencies in two counties worked together to apprehend two Beaumont brothers who officials allege shot and stabbed multiple victims while robbing a marijuana dispensary. The incident happened Saturday, June 23, at Go Green Calming Solutions on the 6000 block of West Ramsey Street. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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BEAUMONT: 3 arrested after multi-agency investigation leads to drugs, weapons

BEAUMONT — Reports of a possible burglary in progress led to the discovery of nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and numerous “illegal assault weapons” as well as a stolen handgun, Thursday, Apr. 19. After an investigation Beaumont police officers arrested 31-year-old, Peter Vang and 32-year-old, Singxay Vang, both of Fresno, and 31-year-old Beaumont resident, Seng Pha. Vang and Singxay were booked on suspicion of transportation of marijuana and Pha was booked on suspicion of […]

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Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn appointed as Chair of CA’s newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee

During its first meeting of 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee appointed City of Temecula’s Mayor, Dr. Matt Rahn, as its Chair. Formed in late 2017, the committee was created to assist in developing rules and regulations for this year’s roll-out of a legal, adult-use, cannabis market in California. The committee will also advise Bureau of Cannabis Control and other […]

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RIVERSIDE: Firefighters find false walls, marijuana grow, while battling structure fire

RIVERSIDE  — Officials cited a business owner after firefighters discovered an illegal marijuana grow while battling a structure fire Tuesday evening, December 19. According to fire and police officials, the fire broke out in a commercial building on the 6200 block of Columbus Avenue in Riverside. The 2000 square foot, single-story business that burned, which has Ritchie Construction listed on the front and side of the building, […]

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ANZA: Officials investigating after marijuana theft ends with two in critical condition

ANZA — Homicide detectives are investigating after two people were left in critical condition and had to be life-flighted following a collision between a pickup truck and an off-road vehicle. According to sheriff’s officials, the Friday, Nov. 17 incident was related to the theft of marijuana plants. Although officials have not specified where the marijuana plants were stolen from, citing the ongoing investigation, the […]

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PALM DESERT: Chinese national arrested for illegal marijuana grow, utilities theft

PALM DESERT — Authorities arrested a Chinese national living in Palm Desert and confiscated about 1,100 marijuana plants after serving a search warrant, Wednesday, Oct. 25. The warrant, which was part of an illegal marijuana cultivation and theft of utilities investigation, was served at a private residence on the 100 block of Azzuro Drive in Palm Desert. After an investigation and the service of […]

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REDDING: Man robbed at gunpoint, knocked unconscious, during attempted drug purchase

REDDING — Sheriff’s officials are investigating a drug-related armed robbery after a Cottonwood resident was robbed while trying to buy a large amount of marijuana from two men. The robbery happened at the TA Truck Stop and Travel Center in the 19000 block of Knighton Road, between Pacheco/Churn Creek Roads and Interstate 5, in Redding. The victim, identified as 20-year-old, Cody Shane […]

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