Los Angeles police officers and agents from the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs served a search warrant on an alleged illegal pot dispensary in the Palms area Thursday and took a dozen people into custody, authorities said.
The operation took place just before 2 p.m. at “Savings Greens,” located at 11221 Venice Blvd., said Bureau of Consumer Affairs, Cannabis Control office spokesman Alex Traverso.
“We served a search warrant in response to a complaint we received about illegal marijuana sales at this location,” Traverso said.
The Cannabis Control office investigates all complaints, Traverso continued.
“We already did surveillance on this location before the raid,” he said. “Our agents took everything from the location that wasn’t bolted down to make it as difficult as possible for them to start back up.”
The 12 people who were arrested were working there, Traverso said.
“We really wanted the owner or owners but they usually aren’t there when we serve a warrant,” Traverso said. “In my experience these people will likely only face misdemeanors and will be released. It just depends on whether they have priors or face outstanding warrants.”
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