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Pot Farm Discovered in Sage

Five suspects were arrested and more than $1 million in pot seized when deputies stumbled upon a marijuana farm Tuesday in Sage.

A patrol deputy's keen sense of smell led to the discovery of a marijuana farm in Sage, the seizure of more than $1 million of pot and the arrest of five suspects, authorities said today.

The deputy assigned to the Riverside County sheriff's Hemet Station was in the area of Schmidt and Gene roads around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday when he detected the scent of marijuana in the 42000 block of Schmidt Road, said sheriff's Sgt. John Morin. His investigation led him to a three-acre property surrounded by a large fence, he said.

"A sheriff's helicopter arrived and confirmed his suspicions," Morin said. "As the deputy approached the location, several suspects ran from the property."

Members of the sheriff's Gang Task Force and additional deputies corralled five suspects, he said.

A search of the property turned up 184 large, mature marijuana plants, more than 150 pounds of dried marijuana plants and five pounds of marijuana ready for sale, Morin said, adding that the pot had an estimated street value of more than $1 million.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived at the property and placed immigration holds on all of the suspects, Morin said.

Suspects taken into custody were: Juan Rodas, 19; Bernade Ayala, 23; Bladimir Gonzalea, 22; Juan Seduardo-Hernadez, 23; and Juan Miranda, 23.

Brenda September 27, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Part 3 This pays off their indenture to the Boss, but it never ends, they keep working, then get paid. Their younger prettier daughters are given over to the drug lord for prostitution, to the camps, houses to keep the men in sex and happy, and many of them end up dead somewhere. This is where the aid comes in and you have the women having the anchor babies, some pregnant before they get here, then their very young daughters getting pregnant, and so on and so on, even grandmothers. Its difficult for them to do a work for aid program with 8 kids and I have never seen them have to do it. All I know if you know how to talk to people in the welfare offices, ask questions they are so willing to let it all spew out and tell you facts and figures, tell you why your grandfather and aunt are still way down on a list of those waiting for low income or section 8 housing in Santa Barbara for example. Because a woman who is not able to work with 8 kids and one on the way by her 13 yr old daughter get precidence over a 85 yr old man and a 65 year old woman, both disabled on top of low income.
Brenda September 27, 2012 at 02:13 AM
part 4 As Brown gives Illegals more and more and more and the extent of the things illegal they do from the moment they set foot in California illegally. All documents illegal, marriage or not married lied on all forms, men work drugs illegal, as do women illegal, or they take care of all the kids, and these are not the immigrants with proper documentation that they waited and got the right way, going through the system and are truly over here working and paying taxes. Sure they get aid but its not as much. Great job for getting 5 illegal guys, and over a million in Pot guys. Again though if it was legal there would be no drug lords, not as many illegals being transported over to work the bushes, and make meth, not as many filing for aid with a baby popping out every year. And a ignorant governor the only one not afraid to go into most of the Cities around Los Angeles.
keepn it real September 27, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Really I can't wrap it around my head while in 2012 people are still worried about POt1 It not only could be the only thing left to save the state of California [TaxesP. And it helps sick people. Get rid of the Gangs that are all over riverside selling Meth and Herion. WAKE UP Pepole who drink and drive that's scarey pepole who smoke pot not so much..
Think September 27, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Wow, Melody. Keep on token! Your inability to recognize the obvious sarcasm in that statement speaks for itself. Keepin it real, I would be just as afraid of a driver who was high as I would a drunk driver. LBS, what would you recommend as the "legal toking limit"
Melodyy September 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM
0ther melody here......I agree with you Collins.....everything you said....this incident was on my street...was quite the feeask0 might i add.......I had no idea what was going on there and im an observant person...never thought twice about that property...they weren't negatively effecting us.....just making that money $$$$$$$$$

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