San Diego police raid 2 illegal marijuana dispensaries
San Diego police seized thousands of marijuana products and more than $16,000 in cash after a raid at an illegal pot dispensary in San Ysidro Wednesday and another one in Miramar Thursday.
The latest shop to be searched with a warrant was Dank of America on Activity Road near Camino Ruiz. Narcotics officers arrived about 9 a.m.
They confiscated nearly 50 pounds of marijuana, 1,700 edibles, 1,900 concentrates and $13,000 in cash during the raid, police Lt. Matt Novak said. Officers also seized business records.
The previous day, about 8 a.m., police served a search warrant at Luxury Wellness on San Ysidro Boulevard east of Interstate 805.
Officers confiscated roughly 10 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of edibles and concentrates, and about $3,400 in cash, Novak said.
Three Dank of America employees and one at Luxury Wellness were arrested and cited, accused of selling marijuana and operating an illegal business, Novak said. They were not jailed.
Investigators will be working to determine if other people involved in the enterprises, Novak said.
Dank of America and Luxury Wellness are the 21st and 22nd to be raided since San Diego police and the City Attorney’s Office started cracking down on them in May. The owner of other unlicensed pot shops have closed on their own because of enforcement and prosecution efforts, Novak said.