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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 :: 02:53 p.m. PST


Deputies find 120 marijuana plants in an illegal outdoor marijuana grow

DATE/TIME: January 21, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Outdoor Marijuana Grow

LOCATION: 13100 block of 3rd Street, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Estevan Ladislado Esquivellar, 25 year old male resident of Yucaipa

On Monday, January 21, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Marijuana Enforcement Team, served a search warrant at a location in the 13100 block of 3rd Street in Yucaipa. Yucaipa Station patrol deputies had responded to the location for a vicious dog call and discovered a large greenhouse made of plywood and plastic sheeting. The greenhouse held 120 marijuana plants, all of which were between four and seven feet tall. The suspect was located on the property and found to be responsible for the cultivation.

The investigation revealed the cannabis cultivation was not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and/or San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors. The city of Yucaipa also has an ordinance banning the cultivation of marijuana plants outdoors.

The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws, as well as the San Bernardino County’s ordinance regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons found guilty of violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.

Property owners who are growing marijuana, or are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their properties, in violation of the state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. Property owners are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or code compliance agency to confirm if cultivating cannabis is prohibited or allowed under specific regulations.

The suspect was cited on charges of Cultivation of Cannabis; over six plants.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Sheriff's Public Affairs


Phone No. (909)387-3700

Case No. DR #: 651900027

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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