Earlier last month, some 1,355 live marijuana plants were seized from a
"grow house" in Jurupa Valley.
Press-Enterprise reports that officers from Jurupa Valley's Special Enforcement Unit
raided the residence the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8. Apparently, they
had been tipped off by suspiciously high electricity consumption at the home.
Supposedly, the officers found that the residence had been "modified
for the purpose of growing marijuana" and was "stealing"
electricity to the tune of $4,500 a month.
Officers also confiscated 13.5 pounds of packaged marijuana, digital scales
and paraphernalia that they believe was intended to be used to package
The residence was unoccupied at the time of the raid. The Riverside County
Sheriff's department has not said whether it has identified any suspects,
but if anyone is ever arrested in connection with the alleged marijuana-growing
operation, he or she will likely face
marijuana possession charges and accusations of
grand theft of electricity.
Everyone agrees that breaking the law is not acceptable, and our society
believes that people who commit crimes ought to be punished. That being
said, at our office, we believe that criminal suspects ought to be afforded
their Constitutional rights and that all accused people deserve to be
treated fairly and justly by the courts. We firmly believe that our criminal
justice system works best when everyone who is suspected of committing
a crime is presumed innocent until the government proves them guilty.
Our office works diligently to ensure the law enforcement and prosecutors
do not cut corners or take shortcuts in obtaining a conviction.
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