Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects involved in an indoor marijuana grow
According to a SBSD release, “On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 4:49 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were dispatched to the report of an indoor marijuana cultivation in the 13400 block of Rogue River Drive in the City of Rancho Cucamonga.
The residence is a 4,000 square foot, two story rental managed by a management company. The company made numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact the tenant for an inspection due to unusually high water usage. The company entered the residence after posting 24 hour notice for inspection and discovered the cultivation.
Rancho deputies contacted the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) for assistance. Investigators began an investigation and obtained a search warrant for the residence.
Southern California Edison Revenue Protection Investigators responded to assist with an electrical bypass discovered at the residence. Investigators found that the suspect(s) bypassed the electrical system and had stolen in excess of $16,000 in utilities during the past year. All of the second floor and one room on the first floor was utilized for growing. One room contained a bed, which appeared the suspects occasionally stayed in the home.
Exposed electrical wiring with a high potential for fire was found throughout the residence. Extensive damage was caused from construction of grow rooms and installation of grow equipment. The operation was a large scale hydroponics set-up with over 900 plants in various stages of growth.
No suspects were located in the home at the time of the service of the search warrant. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840. 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.”