Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Two Ontario men were arrested in the North Etiwanda Preserve for allegedly stealing sage, a plant which is protected by the California Endangered Species Act.
On Sept. 13, a deputy from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department observed the two men, who were in an area of the preserve where a native sage plant is located and regularly picked illegally, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The two men were arrested on misdemeanor charges and booked into West Valley Detention Center.
Sage is an aromatic plant with leaves that are used as a culinary herb.
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