On Thursday, August 6, 2015, deputies assigned to the Menifee Police Department Special Enforcement Team served four search warrants, related to the illegal cultivation of marijuana, at various locations in the community of Quail Valley, located in Menifee.
Between the four locations, deputies eradicated approximately 650 marijuana plants at various stages of growth. These plants when fully grown and processed, would yield an estimated 1200-1800 lbs. of processed marijuana with an estimated street value well over $1million.
As a result of the investigation, Juan Arriada Ortiz, 23 year old male, Michocan, Mexico, was arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana. Three other suspects were identified; however, because they were not present, charges will be filed with the Riverside County District Attorney, at a later time.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Dep. Beeman or Dep. Pulido at the Perris Station at (951)210-1000.