Search Warrant Served at Illegal Marijuana Dispensary
EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. – PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Search Warrant Served at Illegal Marijuana Dispensary
OCCURRED: March 22, 2018 at approx. 0930 hrs.
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: The 400 Block of W. Douglas, El Cajon
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
El Cajon Police Officers with the assistance of the San Diego County Integrated Narcotic Task Force served a search warrant at Cloud 9 Wellness, a non-licensed marijuana dispensary operating illegally in the City of El Cajon. Nine employees and two security guards working for the business were arrested. A large amount of cash and marijuana was seized as evidence. This is the second search warrant served on Cloud Nine Wellness for selling marijuana within the City of El Cajon this month. Prior to these warrants being served, Cloud 9 Wellness was warned repeatedly by the El Cajon City Attorney’s office to cease and desist its sales of marijuana.
The State of California recently legalized the sale of regulated amounts of marijuana from licensed businesses in cities within the state. Cities were however allowed, under the same law, to prohibit the sale of marijuana through local ordinances and municipal codes. The City of El Cajon enacted a municipal code that prohibits the sale of marijuana in all parts of the city and does not issue permits or a business license for the sale of marijuana in accordance with the existing state law. This law will be strictly enforced, in part, to help prevent the type of activity these illegal businesses often bring to nearby neighborhood residents, such as discarded drug paraphernalia, excessive loitering, robberies, and burglaries.
All of the people arrested today work for Cloud 9 Wellness. All are adults and will be charged with Commercial Marijuana Activity within the City of El Cajon.
Prepared by: Lt. Walt Miller, Investigations Division Date/Time: March 22, 2018 at 1300 hrs.
Reviewed by: Sgt. Mike Doyle, Investigations Division
Jeff Davis, CHIEF OF POLICE