Law enforcement officials raided an unlicensed dispensary in Spring Valley yesterday.
At around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s (SDCSD) Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) executed a search warrant at an illegal dispensary located at 9966 Dolores Street.
Sheriff Deputies from the Santee Station’s Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit and the Special Enforcement Detail (SED) assisted.
According to an SDCSD press release, the warrant was part of an ongoing effort to locate and shutter unlicensed cannabis facilities in San Diego County.
During their search of the dispensary, authorities seized several edible products which they said appeared to resemble legitimate candy.
“It is not uncommon for unlicensed and unregulated cannabis dispensaries to market their dangerous products to children,” states the press release. “Additionally, THC infused products closely resembling well-known name brands may be inadvertently consumed, creating potential health and safety risks.”
According to SDCSD, the warrant comes after concerns regarding illegal dispensaries located near schools and residential areas.
The Department says it is listening to the community and recognizes the impact that illegal dispensaries have on local neighborhoods.
SDCSD says charges will be filed with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office against the three people arrested at the scene.
Last month, San Diego County Sheriffs raided two separate illegal dispensaries in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grand Avenue.
According to a News 10 report, detectives seized four loaded firearms, 415 pounds of cannabis, approximately 448 pounds of edibles, 406 pounds of vaping products, 397 pounds of cannabis concentrates, 319 pounds of THC-infused beverages, and about $30,000 in cash.
Authorities also arrested eleven people during the raid.