MONTCLAIR, CA (FOX 11)
Investigators from the Sheriff's Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 5514 W. Mission Blvd in Montclair. During the investigation, investigators found evidence that the location was an illegal business being used to distribute and sell marijuana and marijuana goods. An indoor marijuana cultivation, several pounds of processed marijuana, concentrated cannabis (THC Wax and THC Oil), marijuana edibles, and cash were seized from the location. All three suspects were at the location when investigators served the warrant. They were arrested without incident by investigators.
An enforcement officer from the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Code Enforcement Division also inspected the property and found several building code violations. A case will be investigated by the Code Enforcement Division and the tenants and/or property owner(s) may be issued a citation for the violations and ultimately fined for the violations if they go uncorrected.
San Bernardino County has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes marijuana dispensaries, delivery services, and cultivation of marijuana. Additionally, the evidence gathered during the initial investigation suggests the suspects were not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws and local ordinances.
All three suspects were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga for violating the county's ordinance. They will appear in Superior Court at a later date. Additional criminal charges may follow at a later time. The property owner may also face civil and/or criminal charges at a later date.
The Sheriff's Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California's medical marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County ordinance regarding Commercial Cannabis Activity. Persons found to be violating the state marijuana law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gangs / Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.