3 arrested in violent marijuana delivery attack

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Three Oceanside men were behind bars Wednesday after allegedly setting up a purported medical marijuana sale, in which two dispensary delivery employees were assaulted and a pound of pot was stolen.

The two dispensary employees were sent to a residence in the 2300 block of Maravilla Way to conduct the transaction at around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, but one soon realized they had been set up, Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said.

Three men cornered them as they were waiting at the door. One of the victims attempted to run away, but two suspects ran after him. They beat him and took a pound of medical marijuana, according to the lieutenant.

The second victim was zapped with an electric stun gun and punched before the trio of suspects sped off in a silver Saturn, Cosby said. However, officers caught up with them a short time later in the vicinity of Holiday Way and Trunks Bay.

Cosby said officers found evidence consistent with the robbery and arrested Kenneth Jackson, 20, Jermaine Smothers, 21, and Reginald Siluano, 26.

All three have been booked into jail on suspicion of robbery. Siluano was also facing battery and vandalism charges, according to Cosby and jail records.

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