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Police Find Marijuana Grow-Op In Sun Valley Garage
What do you use your converted garage for? Is it a room for your teenage son to throw parties while you sleep restfully (or not) inside the main house? Or do you use it to store all that stuff you've mindlessly accumulated over the years, and don't really know what to do with?Well, in case you were looking for ideas, Glendale Police discovered a 200-plant strong Marijuana grow-farm inside a converted garage in Sun Valley on Friday, according to a police statement. Following the discovery, police arrested three people—Armen Simonyan, Michael Petrosian and Marine Petrosian—for cultivation, drug sales, along with identity theft and fraud.
While Sun Valley is outside Glendale P.D.’s jurisdiction, officers discovered the farm while conducting a probation compliance check on Andrey Arutyunyan, a known Armenian Power gang member, who is currently on probation for a narcotics violation, according to the L.A. Times.
As they searched searching the property, officers found the grow operation along with cash, packaging materials, five pounds of wrapped weed, and two loaded firearms.
Though Arutyunyan was not home at the time, the three aforementioned people were. Signs show, however, Arutyunyan did live at the house. Armen Simonyan was carrying fake identification, fraudulent credit cards and other I.D. theft related materials. Other I.D. Theft materials were found at the house as well.
Glendale P.D. also called the Department of Water and Power, who, upon arrival, surveyed the illegal electrical work and cut the property’s power. All those grow lights use lots of electricity, and apparently the home has a pending $4,000 payment to DWP.
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