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MORENO VALLEY ( — Authorities say they have arrested four people in connection with the cultivation of marijuana.

The arrests Friday were made after authorities executed a search warrant at the home in the 27300 block of Wildwood Street.

“Evidence of drug paraphernalia, marijuana cultivation and sales, weapons violation, conspiracy” was found during the search, according to a statement posted on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department website.

The statement said five young children and an elderly person were placed in protective custody.

The suspects — identified as 22-year-old Biridiana Olmos; 26-year-old Giovanna Olmos; 24-year-old Leonard Olmos, and 27-year-old Jermaine Brand — were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, marijuana cultivation for sales, child endangerment, and elder abuse.

The statement said Brand was also arrested on suspicion of committing a crime while out on bail.

The arrests followed an ongoing investigation into illegal drug sales and grand theft, authorities said.

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