Pot Dispensary Owner, Employee Indicted

BAKERSFIELD - The owner of a local Marijuana dispensary and one of his employees has been indicted on Federal drug charges.

Raymond Arthur Gentile, 51 and Gustavo Angel Salinas, 24 have been charged with conspiring to manufacture, possess, and distribute marijuana and methamphetamine.

Gentile owned and operated the ANP Collective, Inc at 1218 Baker Street in East Bakersfield. According to the Federal indictment, Gentile and Salinas allegedly physically assaulted a customer on May 8, who they thought had stolen drugs from them. That customer came forward and reported the incident which allowed agents to start an investigation into the business.

On June, 28 DEA agents raided the ANP Collective and found 170 marijuana plants, 25 lbs of processed marijuana, 1,831 Hydrocodone pills, 735 Morphine pills, 59 Naproxen pills, 177 Seroquel pills, 30 grams of methamphetamine, 112 grams of Kief, a 12 gauge shotgun, and $68,173 in U.S. Currency from two separate safes.

Both men face up to 40 years in prison.

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