Federal and local agents raided two marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and arrested to owner.
Officials say more than 20 people from various agencies served a state search warrant Wednesday at the Organica Collective in Culver City, the Overland Gardens Collective in West Los Angeles and a private residence.
Drug Enforcement Administration Spokesman Jose Martinez says agents seized about 100 pounds of marijuana, about 200 live plants and about $100,000 in cash.
The owner of the dispensaries, 50 year old Jeffrey Joseph, was arrested at this home in Topanga Canyon.
Agents shot a pit bull during the raid, according to Martinez, but it was expected to survive.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Torrance Police Department and Culver City Police Department took part in the raids.
August 13, 2009