LAPD Raids Dispensary And Residence
Posted by Damian Kelly on Jul 13, 2012 - 12:45:32 PM
WOODLAND HILLS—On Wednesday, July 11, detectives raided a medical marijuana dispensary and a private residence in Reseda that resulted in one arrest and the seizing of narcotics, money and other evidence.
The Los Angeles Police Department blog indicates that detectives from the Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail arrived at the dispensary located in the 21,600 block of Ventura Blvd. and later at the home in the 7700 block of Tampa Avenue to serve several search warrants. Police obtained the warrants after conducting an extensive investigation into the illegal sales of marijuana from the dispensary.
During the raid, 31-year-old Corey Plank was arrested for Possession for Sales of Marijuana and booked at the Valley Jail Section in Van Nuys and is currently being held on $30,000 bail. According to his Facebook page, Plank was the manager of Ashmoon Caregivers, the Ventura Boulevard dispensary.
Corey Plank. Photo courtesy of Facebook
Additional arrest warrants will be sought by investigators through the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for three additional suspects who were not present at the time of the raids.
An estimated $10,000 was recovered by investigators from the dispensary and the residence. Approximately 22 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $66,000 was recovered from the dispensary. Meanwhile, a search of the residence yielded a large quantity of human growth hormone steroids and 120 Oxycodone pills that usually sell on the street for $30 each.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Carlos Figueira of the Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail at (818)756-4850. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) 527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "WebTips" and follow the prompts.