Investigators uprooted about 1,200 pot plants and arrested two males Thursday throughout a raid at an illegal marijuana-expanding operation in North Palm Springs, officials mentioned.
The bust unfolded in a remote portion of the unincorporated county region close to 16th Avenue and Indian Canyon Drive, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Workplace. It was spearheaded by the D.A.’s Riverside County Cannabis Regulation Activity Force.
“During a earlier flyover of the region by a California Highway Patrol aircraft, the illegal marijuana develop was spotted on numerous parcels totaling about six acres,” prosecutors mentioned in a written statement.
Ronald David Barrett, 54, and Jose Manuel Mercado Beltran, 43, have been discovered at the scene and arrested on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, according to the D.A.’s Workplace. Each have been believed to be living at the develop web site.
Each males have been issued misdemeanor citations, Riverside County booking records show.
Published: September 20, 2019