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Vista Sheriff Deputies Shut Down Illegal Marijuana Dispensary

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City of Vista authorities shut down a marijuana dispensary that was allegedly being operated illegally in Vista. Sheriffs’ COPPS enforcement deputies served a search warrant Wednesday morning, July 19, at “$18 Shatter”, 986 Vista Village Drive, according to Vista Sheriff case agent Deputy Jack Reed.

During the raid, Vista Sheriff’s personnel seized over 15 pounds of processed marijuana,  more than 16 pounds of marijuana concentrates,  over 4 pounds of pre-rolled marijuana joints, cannabis-infused edible products, over $3,500 in cash  and narcotics paraphernalia, including pipes, vape cartridges and pens, pipes, scales and bongs, reported Deputy Reed.

One employee was arrested and cited for violating Vista’s ban on illegal marijuana dispensaries and maintaining a criminal public nuisance. The suspect’s names was not released.

The Vista Fire Department was called on scene due to an immediate fire hazard inside the premises, and further entry was prohibited.

The shutdown was the result of numerous complaints from concerned residents regarding the illegal dispensary, which was located directly across from Vista Magnet Middle School and the City of Vista’s Wildwood Park.

The Sheriff’s Department and the Vista City Attorney’s Office have shut down 15 illegal marijuana businesses in the past twelve months, for a total of 39 illegal shops shuttered since the beginning of 2014.

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7 Comments

  1. Cynthia says:

    Thank goodness!!

  2. cliff yorke says:

    I wish they would shut down the illegal meth and heroin dispenseries. There a much bigger nuisance. Mabe they should illegalize head and face tatoos. That would clean vista up considerably more.

  3. Joab says:

    What a waste of Taxpayer money. We have voted to legalize cannabis.

    • Bruce says:

      Next to a school moron?

      • Adam says:

        There are liquor stores next to schools as well which attract more homeless people and drug use than dispensary ever have in vista. Before we had dispensaries in North County, vista was the worst city in San Diego for Methamphetamine abuse. Vista City Council needs to wake up and create proper zoning for medical cannabis dispensaries so they can thrive and create tax dollars for the city.

    • ... says:

      The only canabis that has been legalized in CA presently is for medicinal use.

  4. Eddie Jay says:

    The dispensary would have never been located near a school in the first place if the City of Vista actually had zoning regulations for them. Prop 215 was passed in 1996 so the city’s had over 20 years to figure this out. A reasonable solution is desperately needed but the proposed two dispensaries picked by the city is not reasonable. Recreational sales are coming in 2018 but…still waiting on that survey about what the residents think about medical cannabis, council 🙂

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