The San Bernardino County Superior Court granted a motion, made on behalf of the City of Needles (Plaintiff) for a temporary restraining order against an occupant of a home in Needles (Defendant) who had been operating an illegal marijuana cultivation facility. Slovak Baron Empey Murphy and Pinkney LLP (SBEMP) represented Plaintiff.
After executing an administrative warrant at the property, the City found the illegal operation and counted 1,600 marijuana plants on the property. The City and the State both have comprehensive rules regarding marijuana cultivation, continually violated by the Defendant.
Despite the City’s issuance of a Notice of Violation, the Defendant continued the operation of the unlawful marijuana cultivation.
SBEMP argued the City is entitled to temporary injunctive relief under Civil Code sections 3491 and 3494, which authorize the abatement of a public nuisance through injunctive relief, and Health and Safety Code section 11573.
The Court found that the property constituted a nuisance pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11570 and issued a temporary restraining order.
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