H&S 11358(c) – Cultivating More Than Six Plants (3,432 plants)
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 256-2215 (fax)
OFFENSES: H&S 11358(c) – Cultivating More Than Six Plants (3,432 plants)
BMC 19.27.030 – Illegal Outdoor Cultivation in City of Barstow
CR NUMBER: 17-3463
DATE OF CRIME: 09-13-17
DATE OF PRESS RELEASE: 09-14-17
VICTIMS: State of California / City of Barstow
SUSPECTS: Lisheng Huang, CMA, 52-Year-Old, Sacramento, CA. Resident
Zhao Huei, CMA, 63-Year-Old, Barstow, CA. Resident
Shulin Huang, CMA, 52-Year-Old, Sacramento, CA. Resident
Xianjlan Xiao, CFA, 52-Year-Old, Los Angeles, CA. Resident
Jenny Pan, CFA, 49-Year-Old, La Puente, CA. Resident
Alan Wong, CMA, 54-Year-Old, Barstow, CA. Resident
Lan Shiren, CMA, 44-Year-Old, San Gabriel, CA. Resident
CASE AGENTS: Detective Tom Lewis / Officer Matthew Helms
On August 31, 2017 Barstow Police Officers Matt Helms and Jimmie Walker were working a special enforcement detail and contacted a citizen who reported an illegal marijuana grow in the desert area behind Love’s Truck stop. The officers initiated an investigation and obtained evidence corroborating the citizen’s report. The initial investigation revealed that the residence was operating an illegal marijuana cultivation operation within the City of Barstow and had hundreds of marijuana plants at the location. Based on their investigation Officer Walker obtained a search warrant for the residence.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Barstow Police Department officers and detectives, along with deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Enforcement Team, executed the search warrant at the residence located at 2600 Salt Springs Avenue.
As the officers arrived at the residence, they encountered seven people at the main house. Upon seeing the officers, one of the suspects later identified as Lisheng Huang fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Huang was located and apprehended without incident.
During the execution of the search warrant the Investigators located seventeen (17) different plots of marijuana growing on the property. The marijuana plants were in different stages of maturity in each of the plots. Officers, deputies, and evidence technicians processed the entire scene and seized 3,432 marijuana plants.
Detectives placed L. Haung, Z. Huei, S. Huang, Xiao, Pan, Wong, and Shiren, under arrest in connection with the illegal marijuana operation and transported them to the Barstow Police Department.
All seven suspects were booked at the Barstow Police Department for H&S 11358(c) – Cultivating More Than Six Plants and BMC 19.27.030- Illegal Outdoor Cultivation in City of Barstow.
Anyone with information about this investigation may contact Detective Tom Lewis at the Barstow Police Department Detective Division at (760) 255-5187. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Albert S. Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police
Andrew Espinoza Jr.Captain