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Victim in Woodland Hills home-invasion robbery arrested for growing pot

A man suspected of cultivating marijuana in his Woodland Hills home was arrested Tuesday after officers came to his aid when he had been beaten in a home-invasion robbery.

Ryan Fraser, 32, was booked on suspicion of growing marijuana about 5:30 a.m. and was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Police found about 70 plants and a sophisticated lighting, ventilation and watering system, said Sgt. Cathy Riggs of the LAPD's Topanga station.

The man was attacked about 9:15 p.m. Monday by at least two suspects who stormed into the home in the 22600 block Mulholland Drive, the LAPD said.

The attackers fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers who arrived at the home found the growing operation, LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said.

-- Robert J. Lopez

 
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he must have been stoned out of his mind to call cops when he was breaking the law, hahaha.

I am not in favor of violence, but it seems this guy was inviting danger by growing large quantities of a valuable substance (and maintaining a large supply of cash) in his home. Choosing to disregard the law often has the consequence of attracting other people who will also choose to break the law -- often over one's head.

Time for this guy to change his ways.

I repeat my previous comment: Is it really a crime when money is taken from someone carring on an illegal activity? The police would have confiscated the money anyway!

Stupid is what stupid does.....

once again everyone posting here wants to criminalize everything.

He is cultivating a product that should not even be illegal to begin with. Our prison populations are bankrupting the state. All you conservatives want lower taxes, but want to imprison everyone that smokes pot or grows it.

What a sorry state of affairs when heroin is killing so many young people and all the cops have time to do is bust people with pot shops or making money in free enterprise

Do any of you have a clue about what is going on out there. The pain killer companies should really be sanctioned.

It just means more pot and money for the Mexican drug cartels so they can continue their murderous rampage.
The LAPD and the cartlels are on the same side. Pot is the largest cash crop for the cartels and allows them to buy more guns to kill people.. Arrest someone here and there is one less person to be in competition with them. Take down a grower here and there is more for the cartels to sell.

Such a sad and sick world we live in.

The drug biz is a very dangerous world. I know that lots of people want to support medical marijuana because they picture people with cancer getting helped. But behind the scenes, the pot biz is filled with these sorts of people - violent criminals, illegal growers, ex-cons with guns.... Before you decide to support pot operations in your neighborhood, think about that!

Hmm go figure, why do you think he was robbed. He was trying to manipulate the law and the lib got what he deserved.

If CVS or WallGreens got robbed, well, we know what would happen, if a liquor store got robbed or bank we know what would happen. Legalize the stuff then it would become worthless. Then folks like this grower would actually need to find a job. Then his money would have been deposited in the bank. Where normal folks put their cash.

Inside Job... Who would just drive all the way up to Mulholland Drive to pick out a random house. Someone knew about this dudes plants, cash, and who knows what else...

Now there's a guy who really believes in going green.

leagalize it

It's sad that a man calls the police because he is threatened, then the police arrest him for growing plants.

IF THE PUBLIC IS GOING TO BE SO ABUNDANTLY AGAINST MARIJUANA, THEN WE SHOULD GET RID OF ALL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, WHICH IM SURE MOST ARE MAN MADE. WEED IS A NATURAL HIGH THAT LIKE ANY OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, IT IS ONLY THE IDIOTS WHO GIVE IT A BAD NAME. THOSE WHOM CONTROL THE CONSUMPTION AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS CAN BENEFIT FROM SUCH OVER EXAGGERATED ASSUMPTIONS. BUT WE ALL CAN'T AGREE ON SOMETHING SO SIMPLE, CAN WE. REALLY, WHAT HARM WOULD A NATION GET FROM LEGALIZING SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES AND BEEN INDULGED IN MANY CULTURES, EVEN THE FOUNDERS OF THIS NATION CULTIVATED AND SMOKED THIS STUFF. IM PRETTY SURE THOMAS JEFFERSON SMOKED A COUPLE DOOBIES BEFORE WRITING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, HE WAS EMANCIPATED. IF I RECALL CORRECTLY I THINK IT WAS WRITTEN ON HEMP PAPER.


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