34 arrested, over 33,000 marijuana plants seized in San Bernardino County


34 people were arrested during a seven-day marijuana enforcement operation in San Bernardino County.

During the week long operation known as ‘Hammer Strike’ investigators seized 33,189 marijuana plants, 8,588 pounds of processed marijuana, nine guns, and over $24,000 in cash. 

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, investigators eradicated a total of 211 greenhouses found at various locations, as well as two indoor locations. 

Investigators served 26 search warrants in Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Helendale, Newberry Springs, Pinon Hills, Phelan, Daggett, Barstow, and Rancho Cucamonga, the department reported.

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Authorities received numerous complaints about large outdoor and indoor illegal marijuana cultivations in these areas.

The suspects were cited or booked on charges of cultivation of cannabis over six plants, possession for sales of marijuana, illegal water discharge, and possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number.

This is the department’s 10th week conducting Operation Hammer Strike. 

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