Two arrested after drugs, lab found inside residence

LOS ALTOS (BCN) — Two people were arrested in Los Altos Thursday in connection with drugs and other crimes following a multi-agency operation investigating drug activity near the Mountain View and Los Altos border.

Lawrence Ovadia, 44, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an assault rifle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, manufacturing a controlled substance, possessing methamphetamine for sale, being a felon in possession of ammunition and cultivation of marijuana.

Brandi Stroud, 24, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the Mountain View and Los Altos police departments and other law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of Terrace Court in Los Altos.

As detectives arrived on the scene, Ovadia ran from the backyard of the residence and into a creek, police said. Officers quickly detained him.

Officers began a search of the residence and located Stroud in the garage.

Detectives searched the residence and located two pounds of marijuana, about 100 empty cans of butane, a butane honey oil extraction lab, a safe holding about four ounces of methamphetamine, needles and a mehtamphetamine pipe, police said.

Both suspects were arrested without incident.

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