A Proactive Approach to Illegal Marijuana Grows

Rancho Cordova  |  Ashley Downton, City of Rancho Cordova
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RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - The Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) and the City of Rancho Cordova Code Enforcement Division are partnering to take a proactive approach to identify and halt illegal marijuana grows in the City of Rancho Cordova.

We are able to identify these illegal marijuana grows in the City through community tips and investigations.

Since June 2018, RCPD and the City have: Served search warrants at 10 residential locations; Seized and destroyed 3,704 marijuana plants; Made eight arrests, with an additional five arrest warrants being submitted; Recovered four firearms.

According to the Rancho Cordova Municipal Code, the City can levy penalties for illegal marijuana grows. All locations that were illegally growing marijuana had building and safety violations. Penalties have been assessed as appropriate against violating property owners. These locations were cited as uninhabitable (red-tagged).

We need you to continue to be our eyes in our community to help stop illegal marijuana grows. You may be able to identify an illegal marijuana grow in your neighborhood if you smell marijuana, or see windows that may be boarded from the inside or window dressings that are always closed.

If you think there may be an illegal marijuana grow in your neighborhood, please contact your Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer and Neighborhood Officer using the map available at http://www.RanchoCordovaPD.com/, or through Fresh Connect, the City’s online reporting system, at http://CityofRanchoCordova.org/FreshConnect.