Four Arrested on Narcotics Charges

On March 26, Glendale Police detectives observed what appeared to be hand-to-hand narcotic sales transactions taking place from a vehicle parked on the 6500 block of San Fernando Road.
The four individuals involved, later identified as 22-year-old Andre Melikyan of Glendale, 26-year-old Justin Lee of Los Angeles, 21-year-old Arotin Aslanian of Glendale, and 33-year-old Martik Panoosian of Glendale, were all detained at the scene.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the following arrests were made:
Melikyan, the occupant of the vehicle parked on the 6500 block of San Fernando Road, was arrested for narcotics sales (heroin). Lee was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public and illegal possession of narcotics. Aslanian was placed under arrest for being in possession of firearm parts and a loaded high capacity magazine. Panoosian was arrested for illegal narcotics possession.
The Glendale Police Dept. encourages people to remain home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. LA County guidelines prohibit social gatherings and require social distancing when engaged in essential activities. Engaging in non-essential activities exposes households to unnecessary risks of spreading infection.
Besides being illegal, drug dealing continues to fall under the guidelines of a “non-essential business.”
Officers continue to proactively patrol the city, respond to calls for service and serve the community. Report suspicious activity to 9-1-1 if it is an emergency or call (818) 548-4911 if it is a non-emergency.

Martik Panoosian
Justin Lee
Arotin Aslanian
Andre Melikyan