News Release
October 4, 2006

Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 213-621-6827

Search Warrant Served at Palm Springs Care Givers

OCT 4 -- PALM SPRINGS – The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Palm Springs Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at Palm Springs Care Givers (“PSCG”), a marijuana dispensary operating in Palm Springs, California. This search warrant was the result of an investigation into the illegal sale and distribution of marijuana and marijuana edibles by individuals associated with PSCG. On October 4, 2006, agents and officers served a state authorized search warrant at Palm Springs Care Givers, 2100 N. Palm Canyon, Units 104 and 105B, Palm Springs, resulting in the seizure of a substantial amount of marijuana and products containing marijuana to include edibles, and a quantity of U.S. Currency.

This investigation was initiated in September 2006 following an incident at the Spa Hotel and Casino in Palm Springs where a bag containing marijuana edibles was allegedly left for an employee of the hotel as a “tip”. According to the affidavit in support of the search warrant, the marijuana edibles were left at the hotel by Joshua Aleck of Valencia. The affidavit further states that Aleck has a working relationship with PSCG and is believed to be the brother of the owner of PSCG.

This is an on-going DEA investigation. Leads are being actively pursued and developed in coordination with the participating police agencies. Further information will be disseminated to press outlets when available for release. Please forward any questions to DEA Los Angeles Public Information Officer Sarah Pullen at (213) 621-6827 or Palm Springs Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant. Mitch Spike (760) 323-8106.


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