Arsenal and pot grow seized in Lockwood

  • [photo courtesy of Ventura County Sheriff's Office]

    [photo courtesy of Ventura County Sheriff's Office]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Law enforcement in the era of Covid-19 faces new challenges. On Thursday, May 6, a search warrant was served in the 16000 block of Curtis Trail in Lockwood Valley, at a home owned by Akop “Jack” Bakalyan, 41. Oganes Varoyan, 52, was arrested at the Curtis Trail location.

“The place was hopping with law enforcement vehicles,” a neighbor told The Mountain Enterprise. The family saw Ventura County’s Lockwood Valley station deputies Samuel Moss and Robert Steele, with a team of colleagues from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit and the Narcotics Bureau in marked and unmarked vehicles. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was also involved in the investigation.

An illegal indoor marijuana grow with 500 plants was discovered inside the home, along with a cache of illegal, unregistered firearms. Officers cut and…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Three searches linked to a 500-plant marijuana grow in Lockwood Valley also yielded 60 firearms, some stolen and unregistered.

Khoren Varoyan, 22, was arrested in Van Nuys and Oganes Varoyan, 52, was arrested in Lockwood Valley during the searches.

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