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Mike Garcia Continues the Fight Against Illegal Marijuana Grows in the Antelope Valley

Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for an aerial tour of illegal marijuana grow sites during their recent raid operations in the Antelope Valley.
On Friday, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for an aerial tour of illegal marijuana grow sites during their recent raid operations in the Antelope Valley. Garcia took an aerial tour of the progress made, watched a raid from the sky, toured a grow amid demolition, and spoke with local law enforcement. 

Rep. Mike Garcia spoke with LASD at an illegal grow site in the Antelope Valley.

“Last year, after hearing about this problem from the residents in the Antelope Valley, I brought national attention to the issue of illegal marijuana grows in our community. Thanks to Sheriff Villanueva and local law enforcement, significant progress has been made in combatting this problem and protecting our community and environment from the significant threat the grows pose. It was striking to see the dramatic decrease in illegal grow sites since last year. I’m pleased by the continued progress in combating this problem and I will continue fighting this issue until every last grow is completely eradicated,” said Garcia.
 
The all-hands-on-deck cooperation and support from the residents of the Antelope Valley to our local, state, and federal officials and law enforcement has been crucial to addressing this issue. Over the past year, the number of visible illegal marijuana grows in the Antelope Valley has been significantly reduced.

Before and after illegal marijuana grow site demolition.

Garcia remains committed to combating the illegal marijuana grows in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Porter Ranch. Garcia urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to remove the current overtime cap of $19,000 that is placed on law enforcement. Removing the cap would enable local law enforcement to put in the time necessary to eradicate these grows.  

Click here and here to watch video remarks from Garcia while on the ground during the latest raid.