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Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Narcotics Investigation Results in Seizure and Arrests NR16103ml

Canoga Park: Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Narcotics investigators, with the assistance of the Canoga Park community, recently conducted a major narcotics investigation resulting in numerous arrests and the seizure of large amounts of marijuana.

Local community members contacted LAPD to voice their suspicion of marijuana cultivation in the area. On March 9, 2016, around 2:00 p.m., narcotics investigators assigned to LAPD Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail, in conjunction with Gang and Narcotics Division, served search warrants at three warehouses in the 8500 block of Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park.

Over ten-thousand marijuana plants in various stages of growth, along with a large quantity of marijuana edibles, were recovered from the three locations. Investigators seized over seven thousand dollars in US currency and nearly 2,400 pounds of marijuana that included live plants and dried flowers which had an approximate wholesale value of $4.8 million dollars.

In one of the warehouses, investigators seized over 300 pounds of liquids, chocolates, and hard candy labeled as "infused with THC" (the active chemical in cannabis). Evidence found at scene indicated that at least one of the warehouses was connected to a large scale Marijuana Delivery Service in the City of Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Seven suspects were arrested at one of the locations for 11359 H&S, Cultivation and Possession for Sales of Marijuana.

Any questions regarding his incident can be directed to the case agent, Police Officer III Matthew Mauldin, (818) 756-4850 at Topanga Community Police Station.

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