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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

MJ Team Outdoor Grow Neptune Drive Landers

September 11, 2013

Location: 61624 Neptune Drive, Landers

Suspects: James Hubbard Sr. age 64; James Hubbard Jr. age 32; Jesus Tapia age 27; Ronald Rice age 25; Oscar Fuentes age 32; Ronald Aguilar age 25; Daniel Ortuno age 23; Angel Flores Gomez age 21; Hector Sanchez Uvalle age 26; Leobegldo Antonio age 45 – all booked for Cultivation


On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division Marijuana Enforcement Team and deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at 61624 Neptune Drive in Landers.  The residents James Hubbard Sr., and James Hubbard Jr., were in the home when the investigators arrived.  The eight (8) additional suspects were at the residence assisting with harvesting and processing of the marijuana.


Investigators discovered a large marijuana cultivation in the rear yard of the residence. The plants were surrounded by a standard wooden fence.  A total of 174 mature and budding plants, ranging from 3 to 5 feet tall were seized.  ONE-HUNDRED POUNDS of processed marijuana was also located.  The investigation revealed this was an illegal marijuana operation, which was not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws.   The amount of marijuana being processed and the evidence seized at this location clearly indicated the suspects were conducting an illegal operation with no regard for state marijuana laws.  Officers from San Bernardino County Code Enforcement assisted with the violation of the county ordinance


In addition to the marijuana, investigators located 2 grams of cocaine and a .22 caliber rifle.


Investigators arrested all ten (10) suspects for Cultivation.  The investigation will be submitted to the District Attorney for review. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840.  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



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John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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