Police arrest marijuana grow house in Palo Alto | New

In Palo Alto, it is illegal to grow and sell marijuana plants. Embarcadero Media folder photo.

Palo Alto police discovered a marijuana grow operation at a Crescent Park home Aug. 10 while investigating a noise complaint, Sgt. said David Lee.

Officers responding to a neighbor’s complaint about noise coming from the property in the 1400 block of Arcadia Place at 12:42 a.m. I could see that the inside of the house was being used to grow marijuana. Lee said he couldn’t discuss the amount since the investigation is ongoing.

Police obtained a search warrant and removed the plants and marijuana growing equipment. No arrests were made.

In Palo Alto, commercial cannabis activities are illegal, with the exception of delivery, while growing the plant for personal use is permitted. The city passed its current cannabis-regulating ordinance in 2017, after the state legislature passed the Medical and Adult Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, which preserved the power of local jurisdictions to regulate or regulate. prohibit commercial activities related to cannabis.

The police department’s August 18 case log lists the preliminary offense as “rental/etc., for storage/sale/etc. of controlled substance,” a felony.

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