A man has been arrested and 129 marijuana plants seized in Big River, CA under San Bernardino County code.
Michael Hall was arrested on numerous charges relating to a stolen firearm and the illegal cultivation of marijuana.
On Monday afternoon, San Bernardino County deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Del Rey Road, where Hall was detained. Deputies located 129 plants in various sizes and in various locations on the property. The plants were seized and taken as evidence. Deputies also located a stolen firearm in the residence.
Hall was arrested for possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and unauthorized cultivation of cannabis.
Under San Bernardino County code enacted by the Board of Supervisors in 2016, it is illegal to cultivate cannabis for commercial use in unincorporated areas of the county, such as Big River. Although marijuana was legalized for recreational use last year under Proposition 64, cultivation for personal use is limited to 6 indoor plants under state law. Those with a state-issued medical card can grow up to 12 plants per patient, with a maximum of 24 plants per residence. San Bernardino County code also imposes some additional requirements, including the need for renters to get written permission from their landlords and the requirement to lock the room where the plants are located.
The investigation relating to Hall is ongoing, according to the Sheriff’s Department.