A 35-year-old man was arrested Friday after he was found to be in possession of a machine gun while officers were serving a search warrant at an illegal marijuana grow operation in Woodland Hills, police said.
Los Angeles Police Department officers served the search warrant at about 10:10 a.m. at the residence in the 23000 block of Cass Avenue, near Mulholland Drive, police said.
Several occupants were detained at the residence, and police found the man — later identified as John Abbott — in a bedroom, according to police.
Officers conducted a search of the bedroom and found 11 ghost guns and 27 high-capacity magazines. One weapon was equipped with a “Glock switch,” which rendered the gun fully automatic.
Police also found a small cannabis grow in the garage of the home, where they seized over 40 pounds of marijuana.
Abbott was arrested for suspicion of possession of a fully automatic handgun and booked into the Van Nuys Community Police Station jail. His bail was set at $35,000.
The occupants that were detained at the residence were cited and released for being present at an illegal cannabis location, according to police.
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