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Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations-Operation Hammer Strike, Week 3- 138 Greenhouses Eradicated

DATE/TIME: September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021

INCIDENT: Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations-Operation Hammer Strike, Week 3

LOCATION: #1 - 9100 Block of Santa Fe Road, Lucerne Valley
                      #2 - 36000 Block of Valinda, Lucerne Valley
                      #3 - 9000 Block of Buena Vista, Lucerne Valley
                      #4 - 10100 Block of Buena Vista, Lucerne Valley
                      #5 - 16500 Block of Quail Country Avenue, Chino Hills
                      #6 - Parcel with no address, Twentynine Palms
                      #7 - Parcel with no address, Twentynine Palms
                      #8 - 70600 Block of Dunlap Avenue, Twentynine Palms
                      #9 - Parcel with no address, Wonder Valley
                      #10 - 76500 Block of Taco Drive, Wonder Valley
                      #11 - 76900 Block of Diamond Bar, Wonder Valley
                      #12 - 3900 Block of Lytle Creek Road, Fontana
                      #13 - 19100 Block of Ash Street, Bloomington
                      #14 - Parcel with no address, Pinon Hills
                      #15 - Parcel with no address, Pinon Hills
                      #16 - 3600 Block of Elsinore Road, Phelan
                      #17 - 5000 Block of Solano Road, Phelan
                      #18 - 32900 Block of Harvard Road, Newberry Springs
                      #19 - 3300 Block of Condor Road, Newberry Springs
                      #20 - 41800 Silver Valley Road, Newberry Springs
                      #21 - 41200 Block of Elk Horn Road, Newberry Springs
                      #22 - 45100 Block of Fairview Road, Newberry Springs
                      #23 - 2400 Block of Dos Palmas Road, Phelan
                      #24 - Parcel with no address, Phelan
                      #25 - Parcel with no address, Phelan
                      #26 - 11600 Block of Ponderosa Drive, Pinon Hills
                      #27 - Parcel with no address, Pinon Hills
                      #28 - Parcel with no address, Pinon Hills
                      #29 - 1900 Block of Olivera, Pinon Hills
                      #30 - 12300 Block of Nugget Road, Phelan
                      #31 - 8300 Block of First Avenue, Hesperia



SUSPECT(S): Rong Fa Jing, 63 year old male resident of Pomona, Ca. Location #4
                        Yang Liu, 49 year old male resident of Monterrey Park, Ca. Location #4
                        Esteban Garcia, 40 year old male resident of Menifee, Ca. Location #6
                        Somsy Sythongkham, 68 year old male resident of Wonder Valley, Ca. Location #11
                        Kham Sythongkham, 61 year old male resident of Wonder Valley, Ca. Location #11
                        Jose Bolano, 31 year old male resident of Riverside, Ca. Location #12
                        Aaron Camacho, 29 year old male resident of San Bernardino, Ca. Location #12
                        Manuel Soto, 50 year old male resident of Perris, Ca. Location #13
                        Maria Artega, 60 year old female resident of Bloomington, Ca. Location #13
                        Ivan Chavez, 46 year old male resident of Perris, Ca. Location #13
                        Brandon Sanchez, 23 year old male resident of Hemet, Ca. Location #13
                        Yung Chin Teng, 47 year old male resdient of Pinon Hills, Ca. Location #14
                        Andres Contreras, 26 year old male resident of Pinon Hills, Ca. Location #15
                        Haroutyun Sahakyan, 33 year old male resident of Sunland, Ca. Location #16
                        Vache Bezikayan, 32 year old male resident of Glendale, Ca. Location #16
                        Yan Ling Chen, 62 year old female resident of Newberry Springs, Ca. Location #21
                        Yao Tang Liang, 61 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Ca. Location #21
                        Qin Quan Chen, 38 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Ca. Location #21
                        Dib Zeng, 62 year old male resident of Newberry Springs, Ca. Location #21
                        Kham Phomthisene, 61 year old male resident of Laos. Location #22
                        Bernabe Hernandez-Salgado, 53 year old male resident of Stockton, Ca. Location #23
                        Victor Bugarin, 29 year old male resident of Mexico. Location #23
                        Daniel Andres, 29 year old male resident of Stockton, Ca. Location #23
                        Alfred Carrillo, 22 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #24
                        Ray Pachecho, 23 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #24
                        Timoteo Angula, 41 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #25
                        Leonel Castro Diaz, 58 year old male resident of Pinon Hills, Ca. Location #26
                        Jose Gallegos, 45 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #27
                        Ofelia Lopez, 54 year old female resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #29
                        Sammy Martinez, 19 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #29
                        Juan Jose Perea Gomez, 33 year old male resident of Phelan, Ca. Location #30 
                      

VICTIM(S):      


SUMMARY: Between September 13, 2021, and September 17, 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 31 search warrants at various locations in Lucerne Valley, Chino Hills, Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Fontana, Bloomington, Pinon Hills, Phelan, Newberry Springs, Hesperia, and the National Forest in our county.  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 31 suspects in these areas.  Investigators seized 29,810 marijuana plants, 5,798.4 pounds of processed marijuana, four guns, and about $19,000.00 in cash.  Investigators eradicated a total of 138 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, and Possession for Sales of Marijuana.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or [email protected] 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.

Refer: Sheriff's Public Affairs

Station: Gangs/Narcotics Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3700

Case No. 652100575
                             652100576
                             652100577
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                             192105962



                       

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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