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2 arrested when police raid marijuana ‘farmers market’

SAN DIEGO -- Two people were behind bars Thursday after police raided a marijuana "farmers market" in North Park.

Around 4:30 p.m., officers served a search warrant at the event at Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center on Ohio Street, according to San Diego police. Police arrested 24-year-old Ramin Moghadam on suspicion of organizing the event. Police say he had held similar events throughout San Diego under the name Ganja Galaxy.

Police also arrested 25-year-old Anthony Shaba, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of operating an illegal marijuana dispensary.

Inside the event, officers found 30 vendor tables, each with marijuana, edibles and concentrates for sale. Officers also found three firearms hidden within the venue and two firearms in cars outside.

Officers also served a search warrant at Moghadam's house in Carlsbad. During their search, they found four firearms and a substantial amount of cash.

In total, officers seized approximately 90 pounds of high-grade marijuana, 6,000 marijuana edibles and concentrates, nine firearms, approximately $100,000 in cash and business records.

Officers issued the other 45 vendors citations and released them. The main charges were for possession of marijuana for sale and operating a business without a permit.

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