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8 hospice patients removed from alleged illegal health care facility in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( —Eight elderly patients were removed from an Apple Valley home that was allegedly being ran as an illegal healthcare facility.

Just after 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26th, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 14900 block of Ramona Road, where authorities discovered an unlicensed Board and Care facility.

Seven people were taken out on gurneys, and 1 person walked out with the assistance of a walker.

They were all transported by ambulance to various hospitals.

According to public records, the 3,353 square foot home was purchased on December 21, 2018, for $385,000. It contains 6 bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to county records.

Craig Cornelison, a next-door neighbor, told Victor Valley News that the previous homeowners were arrested for operating an illegal marijuana grow house.

“This house has been listed for sale many times over the 17 years I’ve lived here,” stated Cornelison.

An employee leaving the facility declined to comment.

Officials did not provide further details into the incident.

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