Long Beach raids aimed at closing pot shops

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a series of Long Beach medical marijuana dispensary raids this week are aimed at shuttering pot shops in the city.

Seven medical marijuana businesses were raided this week, including two on Wednesday.

Ten people were arrested and investigators seized cash and pot.

Long Beach police, Los Angeles County district attorney's office and California Franchise Tax Board investigators participated in the raids.

Police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt tells the Long Beach Press-Telegram (http://bit.ly/UnPvX4 ) that more raids are likely unless the city's remaining dispensaries shut down voluntarily.

Two pot shops were targeted in raids on Wednesday.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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