Bernal Heights Marijuana Grow Operation Suspect Identified

A man arrested after a fire broke out early Friday morning at his home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood where he was allegedly growing marijuana posted bail over the weekend, according to police and sheriff’s officials.

Andres Murguia, 41, was arrested Friday morning after a one-alarm fire broke out at a home in the 300 block of Mayflower Street around 3:50 a.m.

The fire was called under control at around 4:45 a.m. that morning and no injuries were reported.

While firefighters battled the blaze, an illegal marijuana grow operation was discovered.

Murguia was subsequently arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana, utility theft, maintaining a premise where narcotics were sold, and possessing marijuana for sale, according to police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy.

Murguia also had a warrant for his arrest out of San Francisco, Shyy said.

There were others at the home at the time of Murguia’s arrest who Shyy said were not residents of the house and were not arrested.

According to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, Murguia posted bail on Saturday and is no longer in custody.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD = Cant Be Done), sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


    • LStoll

      You are a mess. And batshit crazy

      • the truth

        really most everything they just stated was fact based and more than clear