1200 Marijuana Plants and $140,000 in Cash were located during illegal Marijuana investigation
According to a release of information, on March 10, 2022, at 8:40 am, Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Problem Oriented Policing Team responded to the 13000 block of Sesame Rd., in the city of Moreno Valley and the 24200 block of Gingerwood Pl., in Diamond Bar, regarding an ongoing illegal marijuana cultivation investigation.
At the Moreno Valley residence, approximately 1200 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, and items consistent with illegal cultivation, were located.
At the Diamond Bar residence, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, one firearm, over $140,000 in cash, and items related to the Moreno Valley illegal marijuana grow, were located.
11358 HS – California Marijuana Cultivation Laws
-Each person 18 years of age or over who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries, or processes more than six living cannabis plants shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Qinshun Chen 65-years-old and Zhoulin Zhong 36-years-old, both residents of Diamond Bar, were arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation and later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.
According to the JIMS inmate information system, Chen was cited and released for 3 misdemeanors including maintaining a drug house and Marijuana for sale. He is due in court at the Riverside Hall of Justice 05/18/2022 07:30 am.
Zhong was also charged with three misdemeanors, cited, and released. He is also due in court 05/18/2022 07:30am.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Jordan Merle at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling 951-486-6700.
Source: Riverside County Sheriff