THEFT FROM UTILITIES ALLEGED IN SPRING VALLEY POT SHOP RAIDED MONDAY

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By Miriam Raftery

January 15, 2018 (San Diego) – They seem to spring up faster than weeds after the winter rains.  Marijuana dispensaries, still illegal on unincorporated lands in San Diego County despite the state’s recent legalization of recreational use, continue to pop up and routinely be shut down by the Sheriff’s department.

The latest raid came yesterday around 3:30 p.m. at the Lemon Drop Dispensary, 549 Grand Ave. in Spring Valley, a community where multiple other dispensaries have recently been closed down.

Deputies from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s station served a search warrant on the facility, as a direct result of an investigation into theft of utilities as well as citizens’ complaints, says Sergeant Kotaro Murashige.

Officers seized large amounts of marijuana including edibles and concentrated forms as well as marijuana paraphernalia. Four people were detained initially but no arrests have been made as the investigation continues.