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Friday, August 31, 2012

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Search Warrant Served, Arrests Made at Medical Marijuana Dispensary NR12417cj

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, resulting in two arrests and 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 on Ventura Boulevard.  21-year-old Anna Woods from Thousand Oaks and 22-year-old Carmen Hsieh from Los Angeles, were arrested for Possession for Sales of Marijuana and booked at Valley Jail Section. They are 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 818-756-4850.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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