[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
73°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 22
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]


On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at approximately 8 a.m., narcotics investigators assigned to the Marijuana Dispensary Task Force of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) served a search warrant at a strip mall located in the 27000 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.

Through a citizen informant that called to report the suspicion of illegal narcotics activity and the subsequent investigation which led investigators to additional information, an elaborate indoor marijuana grow system was discovered in several of the strip mall units.

An undetermined amount of U.S. currency and 2,484 marijuana plants at various stages of growth were seized.  An additional 200 pounds of finished product (dried marijuana buds) and 50 pounds of edible THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) infused products, such as cookies, were seized.  Carbon filters and elaborate air conditioning systems were among the equipment located in the indoor grow used to produce the marijuana and prevent the odor from filtering out.

Although three male adults were detained at the scene, two were subsequently released pending further investigation.  The third male, George Tunis, a 28-year-old male black and resident of Los Angeles, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales.  He was transported and booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station.  He has since bonded out.

The combined street value of the marijuana plants is estimated at approximately $6,210,000.

The dried marijuana buds and edible THC infused cookies and other products have a combined street value of $500,000.

LASD would like to thank the public for remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activity.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff’s Information Bureau at (213) 229-1700.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

user34821-1476928336-media1user34821-1476928450-media3 user34821-1476928337-media2 user34821-1476928338-media3 user34821-1476928338-media4 user34821-1476928449-media2 user34821-1476928451-media4

 

 

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

270 Comments

  1. Looks like Home Depot parking lot. When did they start selling pot plants!!!! Lol

  2. Monica Candelaria Pete Barrioos

  3. Lori Stock Lori Stock says:

    It’s by Dunkin Donuts

  4. Marisa Moussa right by State Farm!!!

  5. Shannon it’s by our Mexican food spot by dunkin donuts

  6. Michelle Rodriguez Only in Canyon Country

  7. Getting ready for pot to be legalized in Cal. That will bring in crime and just like Colorado, ck.it out!

  8. Wow they sell everything now!!

  9. Cody Grubbs Cody Grubbs says:

    Lived in Colorado for the last five years. Stoners grew everywhere out there and never bothered anyone. Leave them be…..

  10. Pat Walsh Pat Walsh says:

    Wasting tax dollars working as overpaid gardners cutting and removing green plants. Way to go.

  11. It’s just a plant people it’s never killed anyone

  12. Waste of time and money and resources

  13. Beth Ryan Beth Ryan says:

    That’s the mall where the new Dunkin Donuts is.

  14. Rocio Garcia Rocio Garcia says:

    I guess tha jardineros plantaron la yerba ekivocada hahahha

  15. Kaitlen Howard-Rodriguez I think this is where Charter College qas

  16. Dale Andrews Dale Andrews says:

    Party at the Cop Shop

  17. Its just a plant. Poor people

  18. VOTE YES ON PROP 64!!!! This town and your “noses in the air” bullsh*t who think you’re better than others. Guess what?! Heroin is a WAY BIGGER problem in THIS TOWN, with 3-4 overdoses by teens every week than pot ever will be! Pull that tree outta your asses and pay attention!!😂

  19. James Jacobi James Jacobi says:

    Santa Clarita needs to stop the heroin trade not get rid of a couple of plants

  20. Such a shame. All that good mary jane going to waste. Expect less Doritos to be purchased this week.

  21. Lucy Romero Lucy Romero says:

    I personally don’t smoke it but I don’t think it’s a big deal. Put your focus on other hardcore stuff lol

  22. Damn! I wish I knew it was there!!!! I ran out….. 😖

  23. Right by Dunkin Donuts..?? Haha

  24. Tim Andrews Tim Andrews says:

    Wow! When will people get that it’s just a plant!!!

  25. People smoke then eat donuts

  26. Conveniently located next to dunkin donuts lol

  27. Shay Taylor Shay Taylor says:

    Deena Tracey I knew they were starting a grow operation when we worked in that center @Charter!!

  28. Kara McArdle Kara McArdle says:

    I still find it crazy that a plant growing in the ground causes so much drama.

  29. Myk Halibut Myk Halibut says:

    Thank you for protecting us from a plant…

  30. Barbara Oramas Mulero In your hood Barb!!

  31. Wow narcotics….oh wait no its just a plant >.> pretty sure cough syrup is more dangerous than “the devil’s” lettuce

  32. Ann Hustis Ann Hustis says:

    Can you imagine that?

  33. George Mace George Mace says:

    Great job wasting our government resources going after weed plants that are going to be legal soon!

  34. Chad Goertz Chad Goertz says:

    I mean, in a store front, in a strip mall? Really? It is close to Jakes Way though…

  35. Brandi Cobb Brandi Cobb says:

    Chad, what do you think about this??

  36. Thats why the dunkin donuts was so addicting 😂

  37. Amy Bottoni Amy Bottoni says:

    Sorry, should we not be focusing more on the prescription pill epidemic and heroin in our valley?!?!

  38. Rodger Burko Rodger Burko says:

    My buddy was down the street on the live feed on Facebook when that was going on lol

  39. Burn them!! ….I’ll drive by in a few >.< 🙈🌳🌳🌳🌳

  40. Tim Bright check it out by the house bud

  41. People should be more concerned and worried about the tweekers, pill poppers and heroin addicts who rob and steal for their addiction. Marijuana especially in concentrate form is used as medicine!! And ok so if you do it recreational you don’t see stoners stealing and breaking into cars and garages…you see them in dunkin donuts cheering with some hot chocolate 🙄🙄🙄 what a waste of tax dollars and medicine!!!!!

  42. Nic Miller Nic Miller says:

    Guess what I just used for Medicine so I can sleep tonight with out needing to develop a dependence for narcotics?

  43. They all got released within an hour 🤔

  44. Jason Salter Jason Salter says:

    Dang should of pulled up in my truck!

  45. Scott Gibson Scott Gibson says:

    Ohh I’m soooo glad they got the EVIL and DANGEROUS plant off the streets. Derp

  46. Is there a drive Thur at that location ?

  47. Pesticide bomb mid harvest wtf lol Miguel Aldaz

  48. Elizabeth says:

    waste of time and my tax money! I can just go down to the clinic and buy some.. so stupid

  49. Nicolas Roman it happened around the corner

  50. 6.2??? Stephen Granados Brandon Granados Esdras Diaz

  51. John Patrick Splaine Lincoln Abraham Sterling Junior

  52. What shipping center ? Lol

  53. Ralph Green Ralph Green says:

    Theres pigs then there’s cops. Pretty clear which ones we have in our town

  54. Sigh. When you make an arrest for the guys selling heroin and meth to our kids I’ll be impressed. But marijuana? That’s so 1970’s. It legal everywhere now. This is the equivalent of busting a moonshine operation.

  55. Luke Sanchez Steve Garcia

  56. Wow they look ready for harvest what a lost

  57. Far from narcotics it’s funny another state just had to throw out all cases dealing with weed because juries refused to prosecute any of them. And here’s santa clarita doing raids still. Gtfo of here

  58. Amanda Diaz Amanda Diaz says:

    Sandra Jimenez- Diaz

  59. wait till its legal ,

  60. Kevin Hill Kevin Hill says:

    Make it legal, tax it like cigarette’s and be done with it.

  61. David Anderberg says:

    If pot is just a plant and never killed anyone then why are pot dealers armed? Hint: I know the answer.

  62. Brian Wood Brian Wood says:

    $6.2 million? Where do they come up with these figures? It’s high time (sorry) we pass Prop 64 and stop this silliness. Pot isn’t the problem, we have worse problems with prescription and synthetic/processed drugs. If this haul was really worth $6.2 million, that’s a lot of tax revenue our county/city lost…

  63. “The third male, George Tunis, a 28-year-old male black and resident of Los Angeles, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales.”

    A 28 year old black? Seriously? SCTV, you need to work on your editing. Male black and black male are quite different terms, not that I feel the man’s color of his skin matters regardless especially when you failed to mention the color of the other mens’ skin.

  64. When having a grow with 1000s of plants, its probably best to not make it a store front location haha

  65. Beya Hansen Beya Hansen says:

    Caleb DeVille holy moly

  66. Marc Tyler.right in Canyon Country lol

  67. Our Sheriff Deputies are required to enforce the current laws. If you want to change the laws, VOTE.

  68. Right who cares . How about the killing and clowns . It just pot .

  69. Bryan Seay Bryan Seay says:

    6.2 million so there was over 400 lbs of dry cannabis lololol what a joke

  70. Mike Thomas 🌲 in the same city as us!

  71. Andrew Penaloza Dylan Ludwick we have been going all the way to Sylmar for nothing

  72. What was the store front?

  73. Jean says:

    Meth and Heroin is what is killing our children out here.

    I don’t smoke pot but don’t care about it either. Legalize it already.

    Pot does not kill. Only cartels do and once it is legal we start cutting out the cartels.

  74. My math puts me at 2500 lbs of dried bud?

  75. It’s not legal yet??????

  76. Yeah legalize it and we’ll have a lot of Spicolli’s out there behind the wheel! Far Out Man huhhh !!

  77. Chris says:

    4×4 Ares grows 2lbs average. In today’s market you get $2000 per 1 lbs. So……. how big was this place? Maybe someone’s math is off?

  78. Realize that the ppl caught where doing it illegally. If they had bought they’re cultivation licenses and stuck to they’re licensed limits and still got busted, then there would be a problem but that’s obviously not the case ppl. Besides it’s not legal yet that’s the point and yes they’re are more dangerous substances in the world, no question but that doesn’t make it right and there was a time those were illegal too. Quit abusing it and maybe it would already be legal. Good work Sheriffs.

  79. Was this your place ? Lol

  80. Juan Mundo Juan Mundo says:

    Natalie Mundo El Gabacho

  81. Nadiya Littlewarrior says:

    Just couldn’t wait for the election? Geeze….what a waste of medicine.

  82. They’re still going to nail people like this after Nov. 8 ….. for tax evasion

  83. This is was you saw the other Wednesday morning… Alex Mccaslin

  84. It wasnt illegal they just robbed him hes free already

  85. lori says:

    If they need a place to burn all that cannabis……..

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Ex-Probation Officer Gets 364 Days for Sexual Assault
A former Los Angeles County probation officer was sentenced after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching two girls at a youth camp, the county District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Vandals Trash Library, Computers, Classrooms at Mountainview
Mountainview Elementary School parents were greeted with a voicemail Thursday morning informing them of a break-in on campus believed to have occurred the night before.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road will be under construction from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday night, September 29 and Saturday morning, September 30.
Sept. 29-30: Soledad and Bouquet Canyon Repaving
College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise program this fall, and to ensure the future of the FYP program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years.
COC Foundation Launches ‘First-Year Promise’ Fundraising Campaign
Road rehab on major arterial roads and intersections in the city of Santa Clarita continues into October.
Santa Clarita Road Rehab Drives into October
The Santa Clarita Valley has five major industry clusters and the SCV Economic Development Corporation targets its economic development efforts to support and expand them.
Five Growing Industry Clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley
Gatorade made misleading “anti-water statements” while pushing the benefits of its sports drinks in a video game marketed to teenagers, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California’s attorney general.
California Fines Gatorade $300K for ‘Anti-Water’ Ad Campaign
John Gasparyan, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer and Canyon Country resident, died when his motorcycle crashed in Porter Ranch around 6:50 p.m. Thursday.
LAPD Officer from Canyon Country Dead in Motorcycle Crash
A former Los Angeles County probation officer was sentenced after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching two girls at a youth camp, the county District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Ex-Probation Officer Gets 364 Days for Sexual Assault
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
The most prestigious recognition for government assessment agencies has been awarded to the Office of the Assessor in Los Angeles County.
County Awarded Prestigious Government Assessment Award
The Dodgers, who have clinched a postseason berth for the fifth consecutive year, return home tomorrow to open their final homestand of the regular season against the San Francisco Giants (Sept. 22-24) and San Diego Padres (Sept. 25-27).
Dodgers Back Home Friday; Last Homestand of 2017 Season
Auditions for the the upcoming Canyon Theater Guild's production of A Christmas Story are just around the corner.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Christmas Story Auditions at CTG
Now that the formerly great state of California is a sanctuary, I’ve got to compare that action with the actions in the early 1860s of the Confederate States of America. They decided what laws they wanted to follow and what ones they didn’t.
No Home for Me | Commentary by Darryl Manzer
Santa Clarita Valley residents have known the family-owned Italian restaurant, Sisley Kitchen, since 1993 when their doors first opened at the top of Valencia Town Center Drive in Westfield Valencia.
Renovations Complete at Sisley Kitchen
The Women's Soccer team will be finishing up their non-conference matches this weekend.
Sept. 22-24: CSUN Athletics Roundup
David Wolfram will demonstrate pastel-over-watercolor painting at the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm. This event is free, open to the public and meets at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Nov. 20: Pastel-Over-Watercolor Demonstration at SCAA Meeting
Beginning October 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2018 term.
Oct. 1: CSU Accepting Fall 2018 Applications
College of the Canyons launched its First-Year Promise (FYP) program this fall, and to ensure the future of the FYP program, which offers full-time freshman students waived tuition and fees during their first year of study, the COC Foundation has committed to fundraising $500,000 over the next two years
COC First-Year Promise Fundraising Campaign Underway
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting our younger residents to take part in the 30th anniversary celebration.
City Launches, “30 Things for 30 Years” Contest, Students Invited to Take Part
California State University, Northridge’s Friends of the Oviatt Library welcomes members of the community to nominate their favorite stories about the San Fernando Valley for consideration of the San Fernando Valley Award for Non-Fiction.
CSUN Library Group Invites Community to Nominate Favorite San Fernando Valley Story
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced sellouts for all seven potential postseason home games in the Division Series and League Championship Series just hours after tickets went on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. It’s believed to be the quickest that the club has sold out of postseason tickets in Dodger Stadium history.
Dodgers NLDS, NLCS Tickets Already Sold Out
Sales of existing single-family homes increased 7.4 percent throughout Santa Clarita during August while the median price of homes that changed owners rose 6.6 percent, the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® reported today.
Increase in SCV August Home Sales, Prices
Mountainview Elementary School parents were greeted with a voicemail Thursday morning informing them of a break-in on campus believed to have occurred the night before.
Vandals Trash Library, Computers, Classrooms at Mountainview
Hans' family did not know too much about his childhood or the country he had grown up in. About all the family knew was that Hans and his wife were born in Germany but had lived in this small Minnesota town for the last 60 years or more.
Lesson from History | Commentary by John Windsor
A gang sweep targeting Newhall 13, a well known Santa Clarita criminal organization, netted three arrests Thursday.
Three Arrests Made in Newhall 13 Gang Sweep
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is proud to announce the launch of our new LASD Facebook Español.
LASD Facebook Español Now Online
Autumn Gratitude, Santa Clarita Artists Association's new show will be open on Sept 28th and run to November 4th, with a free artists’ reception on Friday October 6th, 5 to 9 pm.
SCAA’s Newest Show, “Autumn Gratitude,” Opens
September is for seniors. Businesses around Santa Clarita are taking part in the following SCV Senior Center New Building Campaign events and asking the community to show support.
SCV Businesses Holding End-of-Month Events to Support New Senior Center
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center will kick-off its no-cost flu shot clinics this Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Atrium of Medical Offices 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente to Hold Flu Shot Clinics Saturday
Starting September 23, Santa Clarita residents can get a flu shot at no cost — no appointment needed.
Sept. 23: SCV Flu Shots
The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all staff and students associated with a Santa Clarita Valley school district or campus to attend Saturday's Cougar football game free of charge.
Sept. 23: COC Football Game Free to SCV School District Staff, Students
There is a common insect that most people are not aware of because you never see it. It is mostly active underground. However, if you know what you are looking for, its traps are in many places and are very obvious.
You Won’t See Them | Commentary by Evelyne Vandersande
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
A “fabulist” coming-of-age novel about a queer mixed-race boy in the bayous of Louisiana, written by California State University, Northridge English professor Martin Pousson, has won the 2017 PEN Center USA Fiction Award.
CSUN’s Martin Pousson Wins PEN’s Literary Award for Fiction
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Center on the Valencia campus is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Valencia Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Public notification that the Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons) Early Childhood Education Centers are participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
COC Canyon Country Participates in USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program