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$1.3 Million Marijuana Street Value Found Near French Valley

Murrieta Police Department Press Release 11/21/2017

On 11/17/17 at approximately 12:00 p.m. members of the Murrieta Police Department Special Enforcement Team and the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force served a search warrant at a residence on the 29300 block of Wrangler Drive regarding an illegal marijuana grow.  As officers made entry into the residence, a male was seen attempting to flee the location out of a second story window.  The subject, later identified as Huu Tran, failed to exit out of the window and was contacted by officers inside the residence.  Inside the residence the officers located an elaborate marijuana grow with over 360 marijuana plants, with a street value of approximately $1,300,000.   During the investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Tran had stolen more than $25,000 in electricity from Edison in order to operate his illegal marijuana grow.  Mr. Tran was arrested for grand theft and the cultivation of marijuana and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

Arrestee:

Huu Tran (47 years) Resident of Murrieta

Charges: 11358(c) HS – Plant/Harvest/Process more than 6 Marijuana Plants; 11360(a)(2) HS – Transport/Import/Sale Marijuana; 487(A) PC – Grand Theft; 498(D) PC – Theft of Utility Services

Booking Number: 201744406

Murrieta File Number: 1711M-3577

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