Pot bust at ‘Friendly Village’ trailer park

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LANCASTER – Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Lancaster deputies seized 30 marijuana plants, with a street sales value of about $60K from a trailer in the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park in Lancaster.

Gilbert Haring, 45, was arrested for cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Haring was booked at the Lancaster Station on $30,000 bail.

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

Lancaster Station Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Antelope Valley Gang Violence Suppression Team this evening [5/15/12] while searching for a no bail warrant narcotics suspect, went to the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park, located at 1301 E. Avenue I, Lancaster, looking for the suspect.

At a mobile home at the location, where the suspect was supposed to reside, deputies located a small indoor marijuana grow.

A male adult at the location was contacted, and admitted to deputies he was tending to the grow at the location for the resident who had been arrested three weeks earlier on unrelated charges, and who was currently in the L.A. County Jail.

The male identified as Gilbert Haring, 45 of Lancaster, was arrested for cultivating marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale. He is being held on $30,000.00 bail at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

The 30 marijuana plants seized are each capable of producing approximately 1 to 1 ½ pounds of Marijuana each, with a street sales value of approximately $60,000.00.

The investigation is ongoing.

  7 comments for “Pot bust at ‘Friendly Village’ trailer park

  1. William
    May 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    It still amazes me that a natural plant can be illegal to possess or use. Are there any poisonous plants that are illegal? That would make more sense. Heck, make tumbleweeds and poison oak illegal. And, crabgrass. That would be useful.

  2. Tracy
    May 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Did anyone catch the irony that we were spending tax dollars for the Antelope Valley Gang Violence Suppression Team to locate a suspect that had been in jail for three weeks?

    • Adam Chant
      May 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Or maybe it was a ruse to deal with the THC grow they suspected the other day when investigating the robbery.. I don’t know anything more than anyone else about this, but this is a legal and creative way of protecting someone’s 4th amendment rights. Had they responded to something they only suspected.. 40 electrical wires going to said building, the distinguished smell emanating from it or the wind blowing off the electrical meter dial from the energy usage it could have been argued that they didn’t have probable cause to search.
      This way during a parole search they came upon the THC grow.. sounds a little shady, but well within the law and a good catch if you ask me..

      Though on a grander scale I think that if cigarettes and alcohol are legal then pot should be too. Don’t try to judge me as a pot head either I don’t even consume caffeine intentionally.

    • jason
      May 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Or they went to a residence where multiple people reside? The article never says the suspect they were looking for and the man in jail are one and the same.

  3. Maria
    May 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

    My mother lived in that park over 15 years ago. It hasn’t changed. Still full of drug dealers and child molesters.

  4. T-Bone
    May 16, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Those fools robbing that guy the other night brought some unwanted attention to the “Friendly Village”! You should know you don’t rob people in your own hood because then the Heat is on. I’m sure this was all just for personal use anyway, right!

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