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LAPD finds marijuana, no explosives, in Van Nuys warehouse

Van Nuys warehouse

Los Angeles police found about 100 marijuana plants inside an industrial building in Van Nuys and are awaiting a search warrant to investigate further, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Despite initial concern that the building may have been booby-trapped, prompting a call to the bomb squad, no explosives were found, Officer Karen Rayner said.

Police arrived at the building in the 15800 block of Stagg Street, west of the 405 Freeway, about 5:15 a.m. A caller had reported an open door at the warehouse, a sign of a possible burglary, authorities said. Police remained on the scene at mid-afternoon.

"From what officers can see, we believe there are about 100 plants inside, from saplings to full-grown plants," Rayner said.

No one was at the building when officers arrived and no arrests have been made, she said. 

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Photo: An LAPD narcotics officer surveys the marijuana growing operation on Stagg Street in Van Nuys on Tuesday.  Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

 
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