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OVER 500 Marijuana Plants Seized and 10 Suspects Arrested in El Mirage

EL MIRAGE-( Ten suspects arrested after a Thursday, October 8th search was conducted of four El Mirage properties. The properties were identified by the San Bernardino County Assessor’s database since there were no physical addresses.

All of the properties were found to have large outdoor marijuana cultivations, which were determined to be illegal and not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws and/or the County of San Bernardino ordinance prohibiting outdoor marijuana cultivation.<

Authorities with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the investigation resulted in the seizure of over  500 marijuana plants, 115 pounds of recently harvested marijuana being packaged for sales, 8 firearms and the arrests of 10 suspects.

According to the press release, investigators believed that based on the large amount of marijuana at the locations, it suggests that the suspects had no intention of abiding by California’s medical marijuana laws and were strictly for-profit operations.

Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal cultivation locations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/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

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