Riverside Sheriff’s Dept. Seizes $45 Million in Illegal Weed

Riverside County authorities have seized 91,000 illicit cannabis plants and 680 pounds of processed pot, together worth $45 million. The raids occurred on private land in unincorporated areas of Hemet and Sage last week. The grows were sitting on more than 1,500 acres of land.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department has taken a no-tolerance approach toward black market cannabis cultivation in the county.

“These illegal cultivations cause deforestation, destroy wildlife habitats, pose a threat to the citizens of Riverside County, and utilize hazardous chemical pollutants that cause damage to the environment. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department remains dedicated to eradicating these illegal cultivation sites."

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