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Friday, August 28, 2015

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Sun Valley: LAPD's Transnational Organized Crime Section in conjunction with LAPD's Foothill Division narcotics, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection conducted a search warrant at a warehouse located in the Sun Valley area.

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, officers conducted a search warrant at the Herbal Relief Care Giver located in the 7600 block of Clybourne Avenue. The search warrant focused on the owner of Herbal Relief Care Givers, who had converted the rear warehouse into a marijuana cultivation operation. The preliminary investigation revealed that the owner of both facilities was using the space to illegally grow marijuana. During the search officers seized hundreds of marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $500,000. Officers also seized marijuana edibles, such as Sour Gummy worms and donuts, which could easily attract children.









The investigation and subsequent search warrant is another example of the corruptive influence of illegal marijuana growth in California. Investigators believe this kind of unregulated operation places an enormous risk to the community and surrounding legitimate business in the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call LAPD's Transnational Organized Crime Section at 213-486-7352. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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