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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2007
SA Sarah Pullen
213-621-6827

11 Search Warrants Served at Marijuana Distribution Centers

DEA agents found these marijuana-laced candy bars at one of the Los Angeles-based distribution centers.
DEA agents found these marijuana-laced candy bars at one of the Los Angeles-based distribution centers.

JAN 17 -- (LOS ANGELES) – Ralph W. Partridge, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division announced the service of 11 Federal search warrants at marijuana distribution centers located throughout Los Angeles County. As a result of today’s warrants, agents seized several thousand pounds of processed marijuana, marijuana plants, large quantities of marijuana laced edibles, numerous weapons and a significant amount of U.S. Currency. Warrants were served at five locations in West Hollywood, four locations in the San Fernando Valley, as well as locations in Hollywood and Venice.

Ralph W. Partridge, DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge, stated “Today’s enforcement operations show that these establishments are nothing more than drug trafficking organizations bringing criminal activities to our neighborhoods and drugs near our children and schools.”

This is an on-going DEA investigation and leads are being actively pursued and developed. All search warrants related to today’s enforcement remain under court seal . Further information will be disseminated to press outlets when available for release. Please forward any questions to DEA Los Angeles Public Information Officer SA Sarah Pullen at (213) 621-6827.

Special Agent Sarah Pullen, Public Information Officer, Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division has provided audio comments regarding this operation. The audio can be accessed by doing the following: Dial 1-888-557-6494, and then dial mailbox number 701. Listen and record.

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