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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Javier F. Peña and San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer announced Wednesday the execution of several federal search warrants on three marijuana distribution centers in San Mateo. Documents relating to the investigations remain under court seal. All search warrants were served without incident. “DEA will continue to work with our counterparts in law enforcement to take the illicit profits, proceeds and marijuana generated by these drug trafficking organizations,” said Peña.
The San Mateo warrants were the result of a nine-month-long investigation conducted by the DEA San Francisco Office and the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force. As a result of the search, agents seized 50 pounds of processed marijuana, hash, marijuana-laced edibles, and approximately $30,000. “The actions taken today in San Mateo are a part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by DEA,' San Mateo Police Chief Manheimer said. 'It is apparent that illegal operations within San Mateo will be shut down and the property owners held accountable and liable.” Following Wednesday's operation, property owners where the San Mateo marijuana distribution centers conducted business were notified about the illegal activity occurring on their premises. The notice told owners that further violations might result in criminal prosecution, a DEA spokesman said. Wednesday's operation was conducted by the DEA with assistance from San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force and the San Mateo Police Department.