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Kern County Sheriff's Office conducts raids at two Bakersfield marijuana dispensaries

Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 23:38:27-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says they seized several pounds of marijuana and other cannabis products during raids at two dispensaries in Northwest Bakersfield Wednesday. 

KCSO says members of the Narcotics Unit and wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served search warrants at marijuana dispensaries located at 7500 Downing Avenue and 1545 Olive Drive. Those shops are identified by KCSO as "Emerald City Remedies" and "Mary Jane Express". 

KCSO says they seized the following from both locations: 

  • 73lbs of processed marijuana with an estimated street value of $73,000.00.

  • 6,287.75g of marijuana concentrates with an estimated street value of $125,755.00.

  • 1,035 packages of edibles with an estimated street value of $10,350.00.

  • 17 marijuana plants.

  • $17,169.00 in currency.

  • One fully functional commercial grade Butane Honey Oil (BHO) Lab.

KCSO says seven people were arrested, with six of those people being cited and then released for a misdemeanor violation of marijuana sales and a misdemeanor county ordinance violation. The seventh person, 33-year-old Justin Scott, was booked into the Kern County Jail on felony charges. They include violations for maintaining a business for the purpose of marijuana sales, felony conspiracy, and felony manufacturing of a controlled substance. 

KCSO says all the individuals arrested in the investigation were either cited or booked into jail pending court proceedings.