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Suspect arrested in Carlsbad home invasion

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - A 33-year-old man was behind bars Thursday, accused of participating in a home invasion in Carlsbad two months ago and of growing marijuana indoors with the intent of selling the drug, police said.

Julian Johnson was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of a number of robbery- and drug-related charges, according to Sgt. Mickey Williams of the Carlsbad Police Department. The arrest stemmed from the search of a residence in Oceanside earlier in the week, he said.

On Monday, Carlsbad police searched a residence in the 3100 block of Noreen Way in Oceanside and allegedly found evidence related to a home invasion robbery that occurred in the 2000 block of Avenue of the Trees in Carlsbad on Jan. 16. According to Williams, they also found an indoor marijuana growing operation, marijuana possessed for sale and other controlled substances possessed for sale.

Detectives later negotiated with Johnson, leading to his surrender and arrest on Wednesday, the sergeant said.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping with intent to commit robbery, residential burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Vista jail.

During the Jan. 16 home invasion, two men armed with handguns broke into the residence on Avenue of Trees, Williams said, adding that they fled when police arrived. One of the men was immediately found hiding in the laundry room of a nearby residence, while the other got away, according to Williams.

The first man was identified as Michael Dickson, 29. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping with intent to commit robbery, residential burglary and conspiracy, Williams said.

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