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Thousands of pot plants seized in Riverside County raids

February 12, 2020 GMT

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) — Riverside County authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants and hundreds of pounds of processed pot this week while serving search warrants at suspected illegal cultivation sites.

On Tuesday, deputies and other authorities serving warrants in the Aguanga area eradicated more than 9,900 plants and collected 411 pounds of processed marijuana and firearms, among other evidence, the Sheriff’s Department said. Four people were arrested.

On Monday, numerous complaints to the We-Tip crime reporting hotline led authorities to a residence in Hemet where they found nearly 1,400 marijuana plants and 300 pounds of processed marijuana. Dozens of lights were being powered by stolen electricity, the department said.

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One person was arrested at that location.