Sheriff’s personnel raided and shuttered an unlicensed cannabis shop Friday morning in the far northern reaches of San Diego County, seizing hundreds of pounds of products and arresting three people.
A SWAT team served a warrant about 7 a.m. at the illicit dispensary on Rainbow Valley Boulevard near Old Highway 395, sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Knierim said in a news release.
Sheriff’s deputies seized three guns, including this semiautomatic pistol, during Friday morning’s raid at an unlicensed Rainbow dispensary.
(Courtesy of San Diego County Sheriff’s Department)
During an ensuing search of the premises, deputies impounded 117 pounds of cannabis; 528 pounds of cannabis-infused products, including edibles
and vape materials; about 250 tetrahydrocannabinol-infused drinks; $24,155 in cash; three guns; and a ballistic vest.
Deputies arrested three men — ages 30, 28 and 27 — on suspicion of drug-related charges, according to Knierim.
“The warrant (stemmed from) an investigation by the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team … and the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation Crime Suppression Team in connection with two shooting incidents at the location that happened in January and October of last year,” the sergeant said in the news release.