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No bombs, just pot: bomb squad finds no explosives, but dozens of pot plants at Van Nuys warehouse

courtesy of NBC 4

Los Angeles police responded to the odor of marijuana wafting from the open door of a Van Nuys warehouse on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. A robot was sent to check the premises after reports that the business was possibly booby trapped.

<em>Updated at 2:41 p.m:</em> A bomb squad has declared the warehouse safe. LAPD officer Rosario Herrera said no explosives were found.

“Officers did find marijuana inside the warehouse and there was about a hundred plants," she said.

She said LAPD has no suspects yet, but they’re getting a search warrant to seize the marijuana plants. 

Los Angeles police sent a bomb squad to a warehouse in the west San Ferndando Valley Tuesday morning that may be a booby-trapped marijuana farm.

LAPD officer Rosario Herrera said officers responded around 5:15 a.m. to the 15800 block of Stagg Street in Van Nuys after they got a call about an open door.

“One of the doors, it appears that there were some sort of wires attached, and that’s when they summoned for the bomb squad to respond," she said.

Herrera said officers smelled marijuana upon arrival and believe the building may house an indoor grow site. During the investigation, officers at one point used a robot to sweep the location.

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