Sheriff's Department Raids More
Newberry Springs Marijuana Farms

Newberry Springs underground farming takes a hit.
Over 11,000 marijuana plants and over 170 pounds of
processed marijuana seized.  Farmers receive braclets.

Posted: September 2, 2015

DATE/TIME:  Monday, August 31, 2015 and Tuesday, September 1, 2015

INCIDENT:  Search Warrants - Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation

LOCATION:  Unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County

SUSPECTS:  "See below for additional information"

VICTIM:  State of California


    Over a two day period, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Marijuana Enforcement Team, Sheriff's Gang Team and law enforcement officers from C.A.M.P (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) conducted investigations resulting in the service of 17 search warrants at locations in the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, in the community of Newberry Springs.  The locations were found to have large-scale outdoor marijuana cultivations in unsecured fenced in areas.  The investigations revealed all of the marijuana cultivation operations were illegal and not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws and/or the County of San Bernardino ordinance banning outdoor marijuana cultivation.

    The investigations resulted in total seizures of over 11,000 marijuana plants, over 170 pounds of processed marijuana, 1 pound of methamphetamine, Psilocybin mushrooms and 3 firearms (1 semi-automatic handgun, 1 revolver and 1 bolt action rifle).  34 suspects were identified and arrested for violation of the San Bernardino County ordinance prohibiting growing marijuana outdoors.  They were released with a citation and will appear in court at a later date.  2 suspects were contacted and arrested at a residence by the Sheriff's Gang Team who were actively looking for a wanted subject.  The deputies found firearms, methamphetamine (packaged for sales), and mushrooms.  The suspects were convicted felons.  The investigation will be sent to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

    The County of San Bernardino has an ordinance in place prohibiting outdoor marijuana cultivations and marijuana dispensaries.  San Bernardino County Code Enforcement personnel assisted with the cultivation investigations for administrative enforcement of County Code violations.  The Sheriff's Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County Codes regarding marijuana cultivation and distribution. Persons found to be violating state marijuana laws and county ordinances are subject to fines, prosecution and seizure of property.

Locations & Suspects:

46600 block of Fairview Road, Newberry Springs
1,015 marijuana plants
170 pounds of processed marijuana

Louie Inthkod, 30, Tennessee / Amphone Kanjanabout, 69, Tennessee / Sang Somsanitm, 64, Tennessee / Patthand Rasuong, 41, Tennessee / Bollawin Phomthisene, 57, Tennessee / Khambung Phomthisene, 65, Tennessee / Konthong Inthauong, 71, Tennessee / Lam Phay, 74, Porterville, CA / Kham Phomthisene, 54, Porterville, CA / Houmphan Nothammavong, 63, Porterville, CA / Kwang Upshaw, 68, North Carolina / Phiou Phomthisene, 56, North Carolina / Wilaiwick Chandrkaew, 59, Tennessee / Yong Phathanak, 57, Tennessee / King Somsanith, 64, Tennessee / Vixiane Inthiranod, 59, Tennessee / Chith Nothammavong, 59, Tennessee.

47000 block of Tonopah Street, Newberry Springs
548 marijuana plants

43900 block of Cottonwood Road, Newberry Springs
2,237 marijuana plants seized
2 pounds of processed marijuana

46700 block of Nottingham Road, Newberry Springs
628 marijuana plants

Khammoune Soundara, 45, Newberry Springs

32400 block of Fremont Road, Newberry Springs
790 marijuana plants

Suney Silakone, 25, Newberry Springs / Bollnlouane Vongphakdy, 58, Newberry Springs / Phothong Bollnlouane, 33, Newberry Springs

31900 block of Becker Road, Newberry Springs
556 marijuana plants,
1 pound processed marijuana

47800 block of Prism Avenue, Newberry Springs
1,178 marijuana plants

46700 block of Fairview Road, Newberry Springs
780 marijuana plants

Everado Olivera, 66, Newberry Springs / Arturo Barrios, 25, Newberry Springs

49100 block of Bedford Road, Newberry Springs
411 marijuana plants

Khamphou Phonmaxaysy, 55, Newberry Springs / Michael Hoang, 52, Newberry Springs

49100 block of Bedford Road, Newberry Springs
351 marijuana plants

38500 block of Hacienda Road, Newberry Springs
196 marijuana plants

Waukee Rodthong, 25, Newberry Springs / Tina Rodthong, 38, Newberry Springs / Sisongkham Bounyasan, 37, Newberry Springs / Socurro Alvarado-Silva, 23, Newberry Springs

35700 block of Fremont Road
290 marijuana plants

Rosa Gutierrez, 29, Huntington Park, CA

48700 block of Lani Kai Road, Newberry Springs
1,789 marijuana plants

34600 block of Troy Road, Newberry Springs
152 marijuana plants

Santiago Ayala-Ceja, 30, Ukiah, CA / Frederic Thongsythavong, 35, Ukiah, CA

33900 block of Harvard Road, Newberry Springs
232 marijuana plants

Ma Hongthamacy, 61, Newberry Springs / Uanh Hongthamacy, 55, Newberry Springs

32100 block of Newberry Road, Newberry Springs
Sales of methamphetamine and Psilocybin (mushrooms),
Felon in Possession of Firearm,
Possession of Methamphetamine

Linda Underwood, 57, Newberry Springs / Steven Wilkinson, 59, Newberry Springs / Samuel Ogas, 33, Newberry Springs

Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal cultivation locations is urged to contact the Sheriff's Gang / 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
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Credit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

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