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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Los Angeles:  LAPD Narcotics officers served a search warrant at two locations in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning, netting a large amount of cash, marijuana, and a handgun.

On March 21, 2011, around 7 a.m., officers from the West Valley Narcotics Enforcement Detail (NED) served a search warrant in the 6700 block of Reseda Boulevard, at the Natures Answer Medical Marijuana dispensary.  They also served a follow up search warrant at a residence in the 17400 block of Covello Street.

During the operation; detectives recovered a combined total of $17,000 of United States currency, 50 pounds of marijuana, and an unregistered handgun.  The owner of the dispensary, 37-year-old Annie Bishop, was arrested and booked for Possession for Sales of Marijuana and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call West Valley NED Detectives, Detectives Jason Wagner at 818-374-7817. 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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