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1,000 marijuana plants seized during Eastvale raid

Eastvale Police seized nearly 1,000 marijuana plants, one pound of processed marijuana and packaging material during a Tuesday, Feb. 25 raid. (Courtesy of Eastvale Police Department)
February 27, 2014 3:12:35 PM PST
A 32-year-old San Gabriel man was arrested this week for allegedly cultivating nearly 1,000 marijuana plants and stealing the electricity to power the home.

Yongchao Huang was arrested Tuesday at the 6400 block of Gold Dust St. in Eastvale during a search warrant, police said. Investigators suspected the house of being used as an illegal marijuana grow operation.

Eastvale's Special Enforcement Team discovered the residence had been modified for cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana. About 920 plants, one pound of processed marijuana and packaging material were seized.

Huang also allegedly bypassed the home's electricity meter, stealing about $7,600 worth of energy a month.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Officer Javier Morando at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.


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