Eastvale: Police Successfully Shut-down Another Pot House

Staff Reports

Eastvale- Eastvale Police and Riverside County Sheriffs have successfully shut down another marijuana grow house in Eastvale. The following is according to a Press Release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.:

Officers assigned to the City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team obtained new information regarding a residence being used for an illegal marijuana grow operation. A follow-up investigation was initiated and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 6:25 p.m., the search warrant was served in the 6300 block of Iris Ct. in Eastvale by officers assigned to the city of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team. During the service of this search warrant, two subjects were detained inside the residence. Officers discovered the residence had been modified for the sole purpose of cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana for sales. Officers seized 398 marijuana plants, five (5) pounds of processed marijuana and packaging material. Additionally, electricity was being bypassed around the meter, causing a serious fire hazard and resulting in approximately $6000.00 a month in stolen electricity.

Both subjects were arrested and booked into jail at the Robert Presley Detention Center. They have been identified as:
• John Tran, a 27 year-old resident of Los Angeles, for conspiracy, cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales, and grand theft of utilities.
• Vinh Tran, a 26 year-old resident of San Gabriel, for conspiracy, cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales, and grand theft of utilities.

The Eastvale Police Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of Eastvale and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. The investigation is ongoing and we are reaching out to the public and asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Officer Javier Morando at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Vinh Tran

Vinh Tran

John Tran

John Tran