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Man Suspected of Spousal Abuse Caught With Plants Down

Paul Reasbeck, 43, was being investigated for alleged spousal abuse and making terrorist threats when sheriff's deputies noticed a marijuana grow operation, officials said.

Man Suspected of Spousal Abuse Caught With Plants Down

Sheriff's deputies investigating the report of spousal abuse in unincorporated Temecula found an indoor marijuana growing operation in the house, officials said Saturday.

Paul Anthony Reasbeck, 43, was initially arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse and making terrorist threats but a search warrant served Saturday yielded marijuana plants and packaged product, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Kevin McDonald.

Deputies went to Reasbeck's home about 8:50 p.m. Friday to check out the domestic violence call but while at the home in the 28900 block of Baxter Road, they noticed signs of a marijuana production and sales business, the sergeant said.

Investigators asked for and received a search warrant to go back and check out the place, finding plants in various stages of growth and plenty of packaged marijuana for sale, McDonald said.

Authorities will seek additional charges against Reasbeck in relation to the alleged marijuana operation, the sergeant said.

He was booked on suspicion of false imprisonment and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse -- both felonies -- and making terrorist threats, a misdemeanor.

Reasbeck was released on $50,000 bail and was ordered back to court Sept. 14, sheriff's jail records indicate.

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