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San Jacinto deputies seize more than two tons of marijuana

Deputies eradicated approximately 4901 plants from four grow houses in San Jacinto. Photos courtesy of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

On Saturday, August 8, deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station served four search warrants related to illegal indoor residential marijuana grows and marijuana sales. Deputies eradicated a total of approximately 4901 plants from these locations along with 110 pounds of processed marijuana.

A total combined weight of approximately two and a half tons of marijuana was collected. Deputies also collected 80 fans, large amounts of packaging, 145 lights, 2 AC units, and 142 ballasts, according to Sergeant Julio Olguin of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Coe Hoc Phung, 45, of Rosemead was arrested at a residence on Garcia Drive. Olguin said Phung was arrested for maintaining a drug house, theft of utilities, marijuana cultivation, and marijuana sales. He was booked at Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. Jail records show Phung is being held in lieu of $100,000. His court date is scheduled for December 18.

Southern California Edison responded and located an illegal electrical by-pass underneath the electrical meters at all four indoor grows, said Olgin. The estimated total theft of utilities is $280,000.

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