Strange smell alerts police to high jinx

Police said all they needed to find marijuana growing in a Van Nuys warehouse was a sense of smell.

Authorities say someone reported an unusual odour at the warehouse on Roscoe Place on Monday. Police and a Fire Department hazardous materials team were called and found more than 200 marijuana plants inside.

Detective Robert Holcomb says the odour coming through a window was so strong that arriving officers recognised it immediately.

The plants were being grown hydroponically, or without soil.

Holcomb says the pot had a street value of about $100,000 (Dh367,315). Six weapons were also seized.


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