Illegal and Unregulated Dispensary Shutdown – Featured Falsely-Labeled Well-Known Snack and Candy Edibles
EL CAJON – Imagine your dog hearing you rip open a bag of chips or candy. They’ll know what to grab when your back is turned. Or, consider, children seeing what looks like bags of delicious candies that they’d surely recognize from commercials or on the store shelves.
So, what were Robin Gordon (04/04/90), Terra Fielding (06/02/99), Jaishon Johnson (11/30/96), and Amir Hicks (05/17/93) thinking when they featured illegal and unregulated edible drugs packaged as falsely-labeled popular snacks and candy at a dispensary?
These four individuals were paid an official visit at the illegal and unregulated marijuana dispensary in the unincorporated area of El Cajon.
Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED/SWAT) members “served a search warrant in the 3000 block of Oro Street in El Cajon on Friday, March 26 just before 8:00 a.m.” said Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team Sergeant Mark Knierim. “The warrant was part of an investigation by detectives from the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Gangs Division and the Lakeside Sheriff’s Substation.”
The Detectives’ search produced:
97 pounds of marijuana
147 pounds of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape products
243 pounds of THC infused edibles
87 THC infused drinks
22 pounds of THC concentrates
$6,609 in cash
Discoveries of grave concern to Investigators starred “THC-infused edibles which falsely appeared to be legitimate name-brand chips and candies. It is not uncommon for unlicensed and unregulated cannabis dispensaries to market their dangerous product to children,” added Sgt. Knierim. “THC-infused food products closely resembling well-known name brands may be inadvertently consumed, creating potential health and safety risks.”
Joined by the San Diego County’s Code Compliance Team, several violations were issued for the building, itself – which created a danger to its occupants. As a result, a request was issued for San Diego Gas and Electric to cut off power to the entire property, pending mitigation of the dangers
The four scofflaws were arrested and booked into county jail on drug-related charges.