A search warrant served at a Victorville home has led to the seizure of over 100 pounds of cannabis, and the discovery of large capacity magazines and gun-making parts.
Deputies first received a tip the morning of July 31 from a caller who believed a residence in the 13100 block of Arvila Drive “was being used as an illegal, marijuana cultivation site,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
When deputies arrived at the home, authorities said several people inside attempted to flee through the back.
Five people were arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale: Lu Jie, 37; Jian Chen, 42; Meiya Zheng, 40; Chichi Zheng, 42; Ri Zheng, 46.
During a search, 108 pounds of marijuana was discovered.
“In addition, digital scales, packaging material, cash, a firearm, several large capacity magazines, and miscellaneous unregistered gun making parts, including a silencer, were located,” Sheriff’s officials said.
Several firearm charges are also being considered by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
A search of booking records did not show any of the five people in custody as of Friday.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy C. Smith, Deputy M. Baltierra or Deputy D. Fratt of the Victorville Sheriff’s Station at 760-241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001.
Callers can remain anonymous and dial the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or www.WeTip.com.
Martin Estacio may be reached at MEstacio@VVDailyPress.com or at 760-955-5358. Follow him on Twitter @DP_mestacio.