Spring Valley, CA–Two people were arrested Friday morning after an illegal marijuana dispensary was shut down by Sheriff’s deputies in Spring Valley.
The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Gang Division served a search warrant in the 500 block of Grand Avenue. The warrant was part of an investigation by Narcotics and Gang Division detectives and the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station.
During the search, detectives seized 74 pounds of marijuana, 170 pounds of THC vape products, 195 pounds of THC-infused edibles, 135 pounds of THC concentrates, $12,553 in cash, and one firearm.
Investigators discovered several THC-infused edibles which falsely appeared to be legitimate name brand chips and candies. It is not uncommon for unlicensed and unregulated cannabis dispensaries to market the 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, according to authorities.
Detectives were accompanied by San Diego County’s Code Compliance Team, which noted several violations in the building creating a danger to its occupants. County Code Compliance requested San Diego Gas and Electric to cut off power to the entire property until the dangers could be mitigated.
The warrant follows community concerns about illegal marijuana dispensaries operating near schools and residential areas.