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20 Tons Of Marijuana Discovered East Of Temecula

Seven arrests were made during Wednesday’s raid, and in addition to the cannabis, weapons, a stolen trailer, and a honey oil lab were found.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Law enforcement raids on illegal marijuana operations conducted Wednesday east of Temecula resulted in the discovery of approximately 31,878 plants, 4,165 pounds of processed cannabis, and seven arrests, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported.

In total, 20 tons of marijuana were discovered, the department said.

During the operation, 38 search warrants were served in the unincorporated county areas of Anza and Aguanga. In addition to the marijuana, 25 firearms (seven handguns, six shotguns and 12 rifles) were collected for evidence, according to the department.

Law enforcement also found $46,221 in currency that was “collected for asset forfeiture proceedings;” a stolen trailer; and a butane hash oil lab along with 10 jars of concentrated honey oil, the sheriff’s department said.

Carbofuran, a toxic pesticide banned in the United States, was found at one of the locations.

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Published: September 25, 2020
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