On October 26, 2019, about 4:30 PM, deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station responded to the 800 block of Buick Avenue, San Jacinto, to assist Riverside County Fire with a residential fire investigation.
Deputies discovered the cause of the fire was a result of a by-passed electrical meter for an indoor marijuana grow. No occupants were located, and a warrant was authored for the residence.
Deputies located 314 marijuana plants inside the residence, 5 high-powered semi-automatic rifles and 2 semi-automatic handguns. All contraband located on the property was confiscated. Two possible suspects have been identified, but no arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400.