1,100 marijuana plants, several guns seized in Riverside pot bust

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Two men were arrested on gun possession and various drug charges after police found five illegal marijuana cultivation operations in Riverside.

A narcotics unit with the Riverside Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of Monroe Street Thursday after they received a tip about the ongoing illegal activity.

During their search, they discovered approximately 1,100 illegal marijuana plants weighing more than 730 pounds, a loaded handgun and an AR-15 style assault rifle.

Enrique Mendez, 32, of Moreno Valley and Miguel Angel Camacho-Arreola, 28, of Riverside were arrested at the scene for the illegal cultivation and sales of marijuana, possession of an assault rifle, possession of an unregistered firearm and illegal ammunition.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact Detective Trinidad Lomeli at (951) 353-7219.
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