Updated 2:42 p.m. The search Thursday morning on Cherry Valley Boulevard was for a marijuana grow reported at a residence, Sgt. Alan Meservey of the sheriff's Cabazon Station said.
"We did locate a small grow which consisted of approx. 24 plants," Meservey said. "The residents showed proof that they were dependent on the marijuana for medical purposes, and were permitted by law to have such plants. No one was arrested."
The search coincided with a time when many residents and students were driving to nearby schools, so there were a number of onlookers, Meservey said.
"We were told school started at a different time," Meservey said. "There was a little commotion with the onlookers."
Posted 2:22 p.m. A search warrant was served Thursday morning at a Cherry Valley residence on Cherry Valley Boulevard near Nancy Avenue and Beaumont High School, a sheriff's lieutenant said.
Investigators from the Cabazon Station were at the residence Thursday morning, sheriff's Lt. Ruben Navarro said.
Navarro said the warrant was "a court order requiring my investigators to search for contraband and/or other items at a Cherry Valley residence."
More details were expected to be released later Thursday, Sgt. Alan Meservey of the Cabazon Station said.