Eastvale: Police Shut Down Another Marijuana House

Marijuana found inside an Eastvale residence. (Riverside Sheriff's Dept.)

Marijuana found inside an Eastvale residence. (Riverside Sheriff’s Dept.)

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL

Eastvale – After a relatively quiet period, the Eastvale Police Department has been successful in shutting down yet another marijuana grow house. The house was located on the 12800 block of Thornbury Lane in Eastvale.

According to a press release from Riverside County Sheriff’s website, the house was part of an ongoing investigation. Once it was confirmed the residence was being used as part of an illegal residential grow operation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence.

The Eastvale Special Enforcement team served the search warrant on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 am. During the search, Lou Zhong Wu, a suspect was detained inside the residence. The residence had been modified for the purposes of cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana for sales. Seized were 1170 marijuana plants, 26 pounds of processed marijuana and packaging materials. Electricity had been bypassed around the meter causing a serious fire hazard and resulting in $8700.00 a month in stolen electricity, according the press release.

Lou Zhong Wu, 52, of Monterey Park, was arrested and booked into jail. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside for conspiracy, cultivation and possession of marijuana for sales, and grand theft of utilities.

This investigation is ongoing and any information should be reported to officers Angeles and Thompson at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.