LAKE ELSINORE, CA — An illegal marijuana business operating out of three Lake Elsinore residences has been dismantled, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The takedown began Friday when deputies got a call about a blown electrical transformer in the 40900 block of Diana Lane. During an investigation, deputies determined a residence on the street was the site of an illegal marijuana grow that had an altered electrical system, according to the sheriff’s department.
The deputies tied the Diana Lane marijuana operation to other illegal grows in the city and subsequently raided two more homes in the 41000 block of Crimson Pillar Lane and 29300 block of Royal Aberdeen. The residences contained marijuana grows and electricity at each site had been illegally altered, according to the sheriff’s department.
All three homes were deemed uninhabitable by Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement/Building and Safety. Southern California Edison turned off electricity at the sites due to the illegal wiring, the sheriff’s department reported.
In total, approximately 3,735 marijuana plants were seized during the raids, according to the sheriff’s department.
No arrests were announced, but the department said the investigation is ongoing.