Illegal pot dispensary shut down in San Diego County

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On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, around 7:00 A.M., detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), with the assistance of Sheriff Deputies from the Santee Station’s Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (C.O.P.P.S.) Unit and Sheriff Deputies from the Special Enforcement Detail (SED), executed a search warrant at an illegal marijuana dispensary located on the 9800 block of Campo Road in Spring Valley. 

The warrant was part of an investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives of illegal marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County. Detectives seized the following during the search: 

  • Two firearms 
  • Approximately $2,700 in U.S. currency 
  • 150 pounds of processed marijuana 
  • 100 pounds of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) infused edibles 
  • 100 pounds of THC vape products and concentrated marijuana 
  • A small amount of Cocaine

Investigators discovered several THC infused edibles which falsely appeared to be legitimate candy.  It is not uncommon for unlicensed and unregulated cannabis dispensaries to market their dangerous product to children.  Additionally, THC infused food products closely resembling well-known name brands may be inadvertently consumed, creating potential health and safety risks.    

The warrant follows community concerns about illegal marijuana dispensaries near schools and residential areas.  We want to assure those we serve know the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is listening to the community and recognizes the negative impact illegal marijuana dispensaries have on our neighborhoods. 

Felony charges will be filed with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office against the six people who were arrested at the scene.