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Pomona Police Department
Thursday January 31st, 2019 :: 08:49 p.m. PST

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POMONA POLICE SERVE THREE MORE SEARCH WARRANTS TO RID THE CITY ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

DATE: Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME: Various Hours

LOCATIONS: 1) 570 W Holt Ave, Pomona
                       2) 930 E Holt Ave, Pomona
                       3) 1049 W Mission Blvd, Pomona
                                

CRIME: 11360 H&S- Sales of Marijuana

VICTIM: State of California

SUSPECTS: Withheld Pending Investigation

UNIT: Special Investigations Unit and City of Pomona Code Enforcement


NARRATIVE:

On 01/31/19, the Pomona Police Department's Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Detectives Bureau, and City of Pomona Code Enforcement  executed three search warrants at known criminal marijuana dispensaries in a push to completely rid the City of Pomona of these illegal businesses. This is the eighth search warrant the Special Investigations Unit has served on these illegal dispensaries over a two-week period. 

These locations have been contacted numerous times by Pomona Code Inspectors in an effort to educate the owners about the violations of operating a business without a permit. These locations refused to comply with the city’s request to cease the illegal activities. Although the use of marijuana is legal in the State of California, the sales of Marijuana is illegal within city limits. These investigations are sensitive and all diplomatic efforts to stop the activities are exhausted before Police action is taken.

During the investigation of the locations the teams recovered in excess of 71 pounds of marijuana, 415 pounds of marijuana products and over $27,000 in illegal funds seized. The criminal cases will be forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Pomona Office for review.  


Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

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Written by:
Jaime Martinez, Sergeant
Special Investigations Unit
Pomona Police Department
(909) 620-2156


 

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Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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