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Over 1500 marijuana plants recovered in illegal marijuana grow; 2 arrested



Victorville Police File Photo (photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A man and a woman from Victorville were arrested after authorities discovered an illegal marijuana cultivation inside their home.

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team recovered over 1,500 marijuana plants from the residence in the 16400 block of Desert Knoll Drive on October 15th.

According to a sheriff’s news release, deputies initially responded to the location reference a ‘suspicious circumstances’ call.

“The reporting party witnessed two males jump the fence into the backyard of a neighboring house and carrying away bags from the location,” sheriff’s officials said.

While conducting a security check of the property deputies noticed the guest house’s door was open and inside were numerous marijuana plants and equipment used for growing and the cultivation of marijuana.

As additional deputies arrived, the occupants of the property were located inside the main house, which was also being used for the cultivation of marijuana.

Jimmy Song, 59, and Quyeh Songnghiem, 53, were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for the cultivation of marijuana 6+ plants. Both were cited and released with no scheduled court appearance, arrest records show.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 387-8400 or the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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 website at