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Illegal pot dispensary raided for 2nd time in Spring Valley

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:54:36-05

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) -- San Diego County Sheriff's Department seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana during a raid at an illegal dispensary in the East County on Wednesday morning.

Police served a search warrant at The Green Room located on Olive Drive at about 7:00 a.m. It was the second such enforcement action to take place at the Spring Valley dispensary within three days.

The Sheriff's Department said deputies received information that the location was selling marijuana, despite being warned on Jan. 31 that the behavior was illegal.

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Deputies seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana and marijuana products and $1,500 in cash, the department reported. An armed security guard was cited for having an unsecured firearm in his car. Deputies also seized the gun.

The second search warrant follows community concerns about illegal marijuana dispensaries operating near schools and residential areas.

The Deputy Fire Marshal and the county's Code Compliance Team noted a number of violations and issued a stop-work order. Due to these violations, SDG&E shut off power to the business.

The County Board of Supervisors recently allocated $500,000 to help with the enforcement of unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated San Diego County.