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Preliminary Hearing Trial Transcript
February 18, 2004 - page 4
1 A On 11-25-03.
2 Q Did you execute that search warrant?
3 A Yes, I did.
4 Q Is that in the county of San Bernardino?
5 A Yes, it is.
6 Q Who did you execute that search warrant with?
7 A Detective Barta from the Narcotics Division,
8 Deputy Wolfe, Sergeant Zack Sandera, both of the Morongo
9 Basin sheriff substation.
10 Q When you first walked in the house to execute
11 the search warrant, tell the court what you observed.
12 A I first observed, it would be in the southeast
13 corner of the living room area a large closet with the
14 door open. It was a wooden closet. It appeared to have
15 been added after the room was made. That closet door was
16 open and I observed green leafy plants growing in the
17 closet that I recognize from my training and experience as
18 being consistent with that of marijuana.
19 Q How many green leafy plants did you see growing
20 in this closet?
21 A Eventually during the collection, I collected 12
22 from that closet.
23 Q And would you characterize them as being mature
24 or immature plants?
25 A They were in various stages. From seedling
26 to -- I wouldn't describe them as mature. Maybe mid
28 Q And after making your observations of the