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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Thursday January 13th, 2022 :: 01:57 p.m. PST


Large Commercial Fire in Adelanto Leads to 2 Arrests for Illegal Cannabis Possession and Manufacturing

DATE/TIME: January 12, 2022 at 4:35 p.m.

INCIDENT: Structure Fire, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis for Sale  

LOCATION: 11700 block of Bartlett Road, Adelanto

SUSPECT(S): Peng Wei, 41 years-old, of Adelanto
         Jing Wei Ping, 39 years-old, of Daly City 

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On January 12, 2022, at approximately 4:35 p.m., deputies along with members of the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building on fire in the 11700 block of Bartlett Avenue in the City of Adelanto. Upon arrival, responding personnel found the structure fully ingulfed and quickly growing, threatening neighboring structures. The surrounding area was evacuated, and surface streets closed as a large contingent of Fire personnel combatted the blaze. The fire caused disruption to utility services for surrounding residences and businesses.  

Personnel from the San Bernardino County Sheriff, Bomb/Arson Team responded and assisted in the investigation. Once the fire was contained, investigators located evidence of a butane extraction lab and a large quantity of processed marijuana at the scene. As a result, The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to process the scene. Over the course of the investigation, investigators recovered large amounts of processed and concentrated cannabis, a marijuana extraction system, cash and two unserialized firearms.

Peng Wei and Jing Wei Ping were arrested for Health and Safety Code 11379(b); possession of cannabis for sale and Health and Safety Code 11379.6; manufacturing a controlled substance. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chris Dekeyrel, at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station (760) 552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or 

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley Station

Phone No. (760) 552-6800

Case No. 242200076 and 652200052

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

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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