A medical marijuana dispensary was raided and its employees arrested Thursday after San Bernardino County Sheriff's officers learned the pot shop was selling the drug without checking patients for prescriptions.
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Police seized 5 pounds of pot and 15 grams of concentrated cannabis from Top Shelf Wellness Center (map) in unincorporated San Bernardino, along with a loaded .357 caliber revolver, according to a press release. A records check revealed the gun had been reported stolen from Hesperia, officials said.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of felony sales of marijuana and possession of a stolen firearm.
San Bernardino County has an ordinance that prohibits marijuana dispensaries, but Top Shelf continued to sell amid cease-and-desist notifications.
An investigation prompted police to serve the pot shop a search warrant Thursday after learning the shop was making no effort to confirm if its customers were medical marijuana patients.
Only two employees were present at the time of the search. Both were under the influence of marijuana when arrested, police said.
Anyone with additional information about the illicit operation is encouraged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office at 909-890-4840 or on its anonymous hotline at 1-800-782-7463.