Police discover nearly 2,500 marijuana plants inside 2 Rancho Mirage homes

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon that they found three separate marijuana grows inside the Tuscany community in Rancho Mirage. 

According to Deputy Armando Munoz, at approximately 2 p.m, the Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant on a house on the 100 block of Via Tuscany, and two residences on Via del Pienza.  Two illegal marijuana grows were located. An investigation into the marijuana grows began after information was provided regarding suspicious activity in the area.

According to a press release from Sheriff's Department, the search warrants resulted in the confiscation of approximately 2,500 marijuana plants, 25 pounds of processed marijuana, and approximately $46,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

It was discovered that two of the three homes had illegally bypassed the power. The Rancho Mirage Code Enforcement responded to the locations and red tagged the two homes containing the marijuana grows, due to the illegal setup and existing hazards.

The investigation is still active, anyone with any information is asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team at (951) 955-1720. KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 will keep you updated as we hear more from the sheriff's department. 

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