Operation Hammer Strike week-nine eradication efforts uncover 104 illegal greenhouses.
In week nine of “Operation Hammer Strike” from Oct. 25-31, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) issued 32 search warrants for various locations throughout nine cities in its California jurisdiction.
The cities include Lucerne Valley, Landers, Adelanto, Hesperia, Helendale, Newberry Springs, Pinon Hills, Phelan and San Gabriel.
In week nine of the investigation, law enforcement personnel eradicated over 18,000 illicit cannabis plants, roughly 3,500 pounds of processed cannabis, 13 guns and more than $114,000 in illegal narcotics proceeds, according to a press release from SBSD headquarters.
Officials also located 104 greenhouses, four indoor cultivation facilities, one electrical bypass and two THC extraction labs. Twenty-three suspects were cited or arrested on “charges of Cultivation of Cannabis, over six plants, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, Utility Theft, Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and Felon in Possession of a Firearm,” the release states.
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Published: November 01, 2021
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