By Miriam Raftery
Photo by Jill Barto
December 20, 2019 (El Cajon) – The El Cajon Police Department today shut down an illegal marijuana dispensary at 1358 Broadway, within 300 feet of Bostonia Language Academy. During the search of the illegal marijuana dispensary, approximately 322 pounds of marijuana and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) infused products, and approximately $7300 in cash was seized.
Lieutenant Walt Miller told ECM, “This is the last marijuana dispensary that we know about in El Cajon.” But he acknowledged, “They’re like weeds. They keep popping up.” He added that California law often hampers enforcement efforts in a process that can take months to get illegal dispensaries shut down.
Cajon Valley Union School District trustee Jill Barto is among those who filed a complaint with El Cajon Police about the latest illegal dispensary near the Bostonia school. “I called the El Cajon Police, El Cajon City, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and the District Attorney,” Barto told ECM. “I said this can’t be a two month deal—this needs to be shut down now.”