Medical Marijuana Raids in San Diego
December 11, 2005
Along with quantities of marijuana, agents confiscated hashish and apparent hallucinogenic mushrooms, DEA spokesman Misha Piastro said.
"These search warrants were (executed) to gather evidence and seize contraband," he said.
During the investigation, undercover operatives lacking required documentation, including doctors' prescriptions, repeatedly bought cannabis "without any difficulty at all," according to Piastro.
"And that's not dispensing to the sick and dying," he said. "That's selling drugs for profit."
During this morning's sweep, agents took several people into custody on outstanding warrants.
They also arrested a man who showed up to a dispensary with a concealed gun and several pounds of marijuana he hoped to sell to the operators, Piastro added.