More than 780 pounds of marijuana were seized Thursday in Lake Los Angeles during a routine patrol, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster station said in its press release that  “The WOW arrest of the month goes to Deputy Gruppie!”

Lake Los Angeles is east of Palmdale.

PRESS RELEASE

WOW arrest of the month: over 780 pounds of marijuana confiscated during routine traffic stop in Lake LA!

The WOW arrest of the month goes to Deputy Gruppie!

Deputy Gruppie is the resident deputy in Lake LA, an unincorporated area in our jurisdiction. Yesterday, he was performing his routine patrol near 240th Street East and Avenue J-8, when he conducted a traffic stop of a Ford F-150. Deputy Gruppie noticed the vehicle was towing a trailer that had a very strong odor of marijuana coming from it. During his investigation, Deputy Gruppie uncovered over 780 pounds of marijuana in the trailer.

Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested for transportation of marijuana.

Fantastic proactive police work Deputy Gruppie! Thanks for keeping Lake LA as safe as you can!

“If You See Something, Say Something”
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.

Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534