The interior of an illegal Olive Drive dispensary that deputies shut down Friday. Photo credit: Courtesy, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
Deputies arrested 15 people in a raid on an illegal marijuana dispensary in Spring Valley Friday.
The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Gang Division served a search warrant at the dispensary in the 9000 block of Olive Drive at about 2 p.m., according to the department’s Sgt. Mark Knierim.
Deputies seized about 150 pounds of marijuana and more than 1,000 pounds of THC products, as well as three firearms and $70,000 in cash.
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Investigators also discovered several THC-infused edibles which appeared to be legitimate name-brand chips and candies, Knierim said.
San Diego County code compliance officers also discovered several violations in the building and requested that San Diego Gas and Electric cut off power to the property, according to Knierim.
Authorities issued the warrant, part of an investigation by Narcotics and Gang Division detectives and the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station, following community concerns regarding illegal dispensaries near schools and residential areas, Knierim said.