Long Beach Police Seize 600 Plants in Raid of Illegally-Operating Marijuana Dispensary • Long Beach Post

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About 600 marijuana plants were seized by Long Beach police during a raid Wednesday of an illegally-run marijuana dispensary in the city’s Bluff Heights neighborhood, authorities said.

The investigation into the 1 Love Beach Club delivery business, located at 2767 East Broadway, began after the Long Beach Police Department’s Drug Investigations Section received multiple complaints regarding a possible illegal dispensary or growing operation near Temple Avenue and Broadway, LBPD spokesman Brad Johnson told the Post on Friday.

DIS detectives, assisted by the East Division Directed Enforcement Team, served a search warrant on Wednesday, February 3 at the location, as well as an internally connected business at 227 Temple Avenue.

“As detectives made entry into the illegal business at 227 Temple Ave., the occupants attempted to flee out of the front doors at 2767 East Broadway,” Johnson said.

Four persons—including the owners of the dispensary—were detained and cited for operating a dispensary in the city.

Authorities seized about 600 marijuana plants, a large amount of processed marijuana buds and a small amount of U.S. currency, according to Johnson.

The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) responded to the location, but did not find any significant violations. The Long Beach City Attorney’s office and Business License Division posted a Cease & Desist letter.

Johnson said the property owner on Friday advised business license personnel that a three-day notice was issued to the occupants, and he anticipates they will vacate the premises.

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Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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