A Baldwin Park man was in custody Saturday after he was arrested in connection with a marijuana bust at a Covina business that police said was operating as an insurance agency called “Chronic Inc.”
On Thursday, Covina Police Officer Adrian Villalobos was dispatched to a “suspicious circumstances” call at the business located at 1055 W. San Bernardino Rd. He noticed a “very strong” smell of marijuana coming from inside and investigated further, the Covina Police Department said.
A City of Covina business license for the location listed the alleged auto insurance business as “Chronic Inc.,” police said.
A search warrant was obtained for the business and was served at 3 p.m. on Friday.
During the search, officers discovered the entire building had been converted into an indoor marijuana grow operation, police said.
The building had been fortified with an internal security door and seven rooms were being used for the grow, police said.
More than 1,000 plants in various stages of maturity were found along with packaged marijuana.
Police said they contacted 59-year-old Dashun Lin during the service of the warrant and he was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.
Lin, who is being held at the Covina Police Department Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, is due in court at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Citrus Municipal Court in West Covina, according to online sheriff’s inmate records.
—City News Service