VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Two men were arrested Thursday afternoon after authorities discovered an illegal indoor marijuana grow at residence in Victorville.
Bo Di Lin, 43, and Xinwu Jiang, 39, both male residents of Victorville, were arrested without incident after authorities served a search warrant of their home and located over 1300 marijuana plants in various stages of growth.
Bo Di Lin was arrested by MET investigators earlier this year for the same crime, which involved two other residences in the city of Victorville.
It happened on Thursday, April 19th, at approximately 9:00 a.m when the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant at a residence in the 15700 block of Gilbert Court, in Victorville.
In addition to the illegal quantity of plants being grown, investigators discovered electricity at the location was being stolen. Detectives worked in conjunction with Southern California Edison with investigating the electrical theft.
“An electrical short caused by the unpermitted electrical wiring most likely would have resulted in an explosion or fire in the residential community, causing possible injuries. The electrical power to the residence will be disconnected so the faulty wiring and electrical bypass will not create a hazard to the public,” Sheriff’s officials stated.
The loss from the theft of electricity at this location is estimated to be several thousands of dollars.
The suspects were booked at the High Desert Detention Center on charges of Cultivation of Cannabis; over six plants, and Utility Theft.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.