Fri. May 20th, 2022

47 Tons of Marijuana Seized & 49 People Arrested in Perris Drug Bust


Authorities Arrested 49 people and disposed of 47 tons of marijuana plants on Thursday in an investigation into alleged illegal grow operations in Perris. That’s basically one ton per person.

Search warrants were served at 56 illegal pot cultivation sites in Perris and unincorporated communities of Perris, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of 47,939 marijuana plants, approximately 1 ton of processed marijuana and 71 firearms, the release stated. Authorities disposed of approximately 47 tons of marijuana plants.

Two butane honey oil labs were also uncovered during the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The operation led to the arrest of 47 individuals.

An unknown number of dogs were also found during the bust, sheriff’s officials tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. They are all OK.

The department released several photos showing the marijuana plants and firearms that were seized, as well as some of the canines.