VICTORVILLE – A Victorville and an Adelanto man were arrested for operating an illegal medical marijuana dispensary in Victorville. Victor Valley Station deputies and the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to 13108 Camellia Road to serve a search warrant on Thursday afternoon. The illegal dispensary was initially discovered weeks ago by investigators after complaints were made by local residents in the immediate area.
At the residence, they came found evidence that the location was used to distribute, and sell marijuana and marijuana-related goods. “Processed marijuana, concentrated cannabis (THC Wax and THC Oil), marijuana edibles and currency were seized from the location,” Sheriff’s officials said in the news release. Suspects, Johnny George Salazar, a 54-year-old Victorville man and David Wayne Jones a 39-year-old Adelanto man were at the location during the search and were identified as the primary suspects. Salazar and Jones were arrested for illegal sales of marijuana and operating an illegal marijuana dispensary.
The San Bernardino County Land Use Services – Code Enforcement Division will also be investigating the case and owners and/or tenants may be issued a citation and may be fined if the violations are not corrected. All information will be forwarded to Code Enforcement, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation. The case will be reviewed for possible criminal and civil charges.
A preliminary check into the business showed there were no licenses or permits issued by officials. The small operation was set up in the backyard of a residence with other residences in the immediate area. Evidence suggested that the two suspects in charge and working at the location were not in compliance with the California medical marijuana laws and local ordinances. The County of San Bernardino prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries, mobile marijuana dispensaries, delivery services, and outdoor cultivation of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Salazar and Jones were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs / Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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