News Release
Date: 11/04/2006
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 213-621-6827

Search Warrant Served at Palm Springs Care Givers

NOV 3 -- PALM SPRINGS – The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Palm Springs Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant earlier today at Palm Springs Care Givers (“PSCG”), a business operating in Palm Springs, California. This search warrant was the result of an investigation into the illegal sale and distribution of marijuana by PSCG. On November 2, 2006, agents and officers served a search warrant at PSCG, 2100 N. Palm Canyon, Units 104 and 105B, Palm Springs, resulting in the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and marijuana edibles.

According to the affidavit in support of the search warrant served today, PSCG is alleged to be operating as a store-front marijuana business, selling marijuana for profit in violation of California law. The affidavit further states that as a result of a search warrant served at PSCG on October 4, 2006, agents and officers seized a substantial amount of marijuana and products containing marijuana to include liquid and edible items labeled with names such as, “Cronic Crunch,” “Cronic Cocktails,” “Pot Rockets,” and “Dj’s Kushbar” as well as advertisements for a variety of different marijuana “products” and “best sellers.”

This investigation was initiated in September 2006 following an incident at a local hotel 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 October 4, 2006 search warrant, the marijuana edibles were left at the hotel by Joshua Aleck of Valencia. That 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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