SOUTH GLENDALE — A 39-year-old man was arrested at his home Thursday night on suspicion of possessing more than 10 ounces of heroin for sale near a school for students with severe developmental disabilities, police said. The man's 8-year-old son was in the house during the arrest.
Glendale narcotics detectives saw Albert Ghazarian sell the drug to three people at his home in the 900 block of East Harvard Street, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Ghazarian's home is a block away from Tobinworld. The school was on spring break this week, and no students were present.
"Officers do believe he was selling during school hours and school days," he said.
Judy Weber, the school's executive director, said she hadn't seen any drug activity, but expressed concerns about the arrests.
"We protect our kids from those things," she said, adding that students are always accompanied by an adult.
Detectives received information that there may have been some narcotics activities in the neighborhood, which had experienced a sudden spike in foot traffic and reports of suspicious people, Lorenz said.