Over the two-day period of February 3 and 4, 2015, officers from Topanga Division’s Narcotics Enforcement Detail (NED) squad took down an illegal marijuana-growing operation in the 6900 block of Eton Avenue in Woodland Hills.
The growing facility, which was raided on February 4, was substantial, with more than 700 plants that yielded over 765 pounds of marijuana. The squad also recovered three rifles and three pistols from inside the location. In addition, officers found numerous unopened boxes of new clothing wrapped in manufacturers’ packaging. Discovery of the clothing brought the Department’s Commercial Crimes Division into the investigation.
On February 3, one day prior to the takedown on Eton Avenue, NED officers conducted a narcotics investigation in the 6100 block of Jared Court. The location had created problems in the past which had recently begun to resurface. A probation compliance search at a residence resulted in the arrest of five suspects, all with extensive criminal histories related to narcotics and property crimes.
Overall, there were eight arrests. “Topanga NED has done an amazing job, and I just wanted to share with everyone all of their hard work and efforts,” said Lieutenant Julie Rodriguez of the Topanga Division’s Gang Impact Team.
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