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News Release

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operating Illegally Arrests Made and Evidence Seized NR12411kr

Los Angeles:  Detectives from Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail (NED) served a search warrant at a medical marijuana dispensary in the west San Fernando Valley that resulted in two arrests, a cache of narcotics, money, and other evidence of illegal drug sales.

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, around 3:00 p.m., Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail detectives converged on a commercial marijuana dispensary in the 21100 block of Ventura Boulevard. The search warrant was obtained after an investigation into the illegal sales of marijuana from the dispensary.

Arrested were 21-year-old Anna Woods of Thousand Oaks and 22-year-old Carmen Hsieh of Los Angeles.  Both were booked for Possession for Sales of Marijuana and booked into Valley Jail Section. They are each being held on $20,000 bail. Additionally, investigators will be seeking an arrest warrant through the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for one additional suspect who was not present when the search warrant was served.

Investigators recovered approximately $1,000 in cash from the dispensary and approximately 10 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $30,000.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail Detectives, Detective Carlos Figueira at 818-756-48