Riverside County Sheriffs started conducting a large-scale marijuana eradication operation in Anza this morning, raiding scores of native develop websites and hauling away seized cannabis crops by the truckload.
The operation started early Wednesday morning as daylight broke and tons of of County Sheriff’s personnel started serving search warrants throughout city.
In line with Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, there have been greater than 600 regulation enforcement personnel taking part within the eradication operation with the purpose of wiping out a “couple hundred completely different unlawful marijuana grows.”
In a video posted to Fb, by resident JC Playford, County Sheriff’s personnel might be seen loading cannabis crops into the backs of dump vehicles and airlifting giant bundles of marijuana out of hard-to-access areas with a helicopter in one other.
Sheriff Bianco says that one of many websites that was initially on the record of properties to raid on Wednesday was visited by regulation enforcement on Tuesday night time to analyze a deadly taking pictures.
Resident Chris McKay advised Candid Chronicle that the raid is a part of an effort to push out native cannabis growers and herald outdoors corporations.
McKay says that he plans to assist tackle the difficulty from the inside-out and obtain justice for locals by working a grassroots marketing campaign for Riverside County Supervisor in District three within the subsequent election, unseating Chuck Washington who at present holds the place.
In line with Sheriff Bianco, many individuals have been arrested through the raid and all seized cannabis shall be destroyed.