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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Tuesday January 9th, 2018 :: 04:12 p.m. PST


Deputies locate an indoor cannabis/marijuana grow inside a residence in Victorville

DATE/TIME: Monday, January 8, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Search Warrant - Indoor Cannabis/Marijuana Grow

LOCATION: 12247 Industrial Blvd., Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Aram Astvatsatryn, age 45, resident of Canoga Park / Karen Khachatryan, age 34,
resident of Chatsworth / Taron Hayrapetyan, age 38, resident of Sun Valley


The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department - Marijuana Enforcement Team and the Victorville Police Department’s Multiple Enforcement Team served a search warrant at the location after developing information regarding illegal narcotic activity at the building. Investigators found a large-scale indoor marijuana grow inside the building with over 2,000 cannabis plants in various stages of growth.

The grow operation used advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and an air-filtering system to control the climate inside the building. The three suspects where inside the location when the deputies served the search warrant. They were arrested without incident.

The City of Victorville prohibits Commercial Cannabis Activity in the form of cultivating cannabis plants. Additional information regarding what is allowed can be found in the Victorville Municipal Code in Chapter 13.150 – Commercial Cannabis Activity. The building was “red tagged” by the City of Victorville - Code Enforcement Division because it was deemed unsafe to occupy because of the unpermitted modifications to its structure and electrical wiring.

The suspects were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for the illegal Cultivation of Cannabis. The report will be sent over to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution against the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Sheriff’s Public Affairs
DR #: 651800010
Phone No. (909)387-3700
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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