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2 tons of marijuana discovered east of Temecula

To date, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved only indoor marijuana manufacturing and distribution outlets — not outdoor commercial cannabis grows — in unincorporated communities. (Shutterstock)

Eight search warrants were served Wednesday in the unincorporated area known as Anza.

ANZA, CA — A sheriff’s department investigation led to the discovery Wednesday of more than two tons of marijuana just east of Temecula, authorities reported.

Around 7 a.m., the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served eight marijuana cultivation-related search warrants at eight separate residences/properties in Anza. The investigation turned up approximately 19,916 marijuana plants and 1,015 pounds of processed marijuana for a total combined weight of over two tons, the sheriff’s department said.

The processed pot was collected for evidence. Three firearms — two non-California compliant rifles and one handgun) were also collected, according to the sheriff’s department.

The search warrants were served at:

  • 38300 block of Alessandro Road, Anza
  • Parcel of land near Old Camanche Trail and Bautista Canyon Road, Anza
  • 52800 block of Browns Rocky Road, Anza
  • Parcel of land near Browns Rocky Road and Woodview Road, Anza
  • 51900 block of Browns Rocky Road, Anza
  • 39000 block of Indian Road, Anza
  • Parcel of land near Indian Road and Springs Trail, Anza
  • Parcel of land near Indian Road and Springs Trail, Anza

No one was found at the properties during the search warrant services.

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Published: April 15, 2021

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