Arcadia police find marijuana grow during rape investigation

ARCADIA — A rape investigation led police to discover nearly 60 marijuana plants growing inside an Arcadia home, authorities said Friday.
A 24-year-old woman arrived at the Arcadia Police Department about 3 p.m. Wednesday to report she had been raped by an acquaintance at a home in the 1000 block of Alta Vista Avenue, Arcadia police said in a written statement.
“The male suspect accompanied the victim to APD and after interviews were conducted, officers arrested the male,” Sgt. Tom Le Veque said.
Marc Romo, 35, of Arcadia, was booked on suspicion of rape and an unrelated warrant, the sergeant added.
“During a search of the incident location, officers discovered an indoor, hydroponic, marijuana grow,” Le Veque said. “Officers seized approximately 57 marijuana plants in various stages of growth along with equipment used for the cultivation.”
No arrested had been made in connection with the marijuana growing operation Friday, police said. It remained under investigation, and no further information was released.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Romo was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail and was due for arraignment Friday in Pasadena Superior Court. An update on his case was not available.

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