L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept.

It looks like supplying dispensaries with edibles and bud is a multi-million-dollar business. Because another Southern California raid has come up with millions of dollars worth of weed and marijuana-based products, cops say.

A tipster led Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Dispensary Task Force deputies to a strip mall in the 27000 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country this week. Search warrant in-hand, the cops raided an operation that took up “several of the strip mall units” at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to sheriff’s officials.

In a statement sheriff’s investigators said “an elaborate marijuana grow system” was inside the units, along with an undisclosed amount of currency, 2,484 marijuana plants, 200 pounds of “finished product,” and 50 pounds of edible THC products, including cookies.

“Carbon filters and elaborate air conditioning systems were among the equipment located in the indoor grow used to produce the marijuana and prevent the odor from filtering out,” according to the sheriff’s statement.

Cops said they detained three adults at the “scene” and arrested one, 28-year-old George Tunis of Los Angeles, who quickly “bonded out”

The sheriff’s department says the dried plants were worth $6,210,000 while the edibles had a street value of $500,000. (As if people are selling brownies on street corners).

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out: raul@the420times.com

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