San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department personnel shut down 53 allegedly illegal marijuana cultivations, including one in Fontana, over the past two weeks as part of the ongoing Hammer Strike operation.
Between February 28 and March 13, investigators from the Sheriff Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and lawmakers from several different patrol stations served search warrants in various locations in Hesperia, Pinon Hills, Oak Hills, Apple Valley, Rancho. Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Diamond Bar, Spring Valley Lake, San Gabriel, Devore, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Lucerne Valley, Oro Grande, Helendale, Phelan, Newberry Springs and Alhambra in addition to the Fontana location at 11100 Elm Avenue.
During those two weeks, Sheriff’s staff found and arrested a total of 73 suspects. Investigators seized 156,252 marijuana plants, 4,968.9 pounds of processed marijuana, 22 firearms, 453 grams of concentrated marijuana and more than $ 98,000 in cash.
Investigators destroyed a total of 379 greenhouses found at these locations, as well as 30 inland sites. Investigators also tampered with three electrical bypasses and two THC extraction laboratories.
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