LAPD employee is tied to growing illegal marijuana

“The employee has not been arrested and there are no current criminal charges pending against the employee,” officials said in a news release.

An Los Angeles Police Department employee has been “assigned to home” pending an investigation to determine whether he or she was involved in an illegal marijuana grow inside a Sun Valley warehouse, authorities said Thursday.

LAPD News Release imagePolice identified the employee as being “affiliated with the location” in the 8800 block of Bradley Avenue, where the illegal cultivation was found in late October, but they did not say how. They also did not reveal whether the employee was a sworn officer or not.

“The employee has not been arrested and there are no current criminal charges pending against the employee,” officials said in a news release.

As is protocol, the department’s Professional Standards Bureau, Internal Affairs Division is handling the personnel investigation, which is confidential.

The illegal marijuana grow was discovered on Oct. 31, after a burglary took place at the warehouse in the 8800 block of Bradley Avenue. The suspects had pried open the back door of the location and entered the business, police said. The suspects fled the location with the victim’s property, which included a safe, cigarettes, cigars and marijuana plants.

LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division are investigating the illegal cultivation, according to police officials.

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