CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Chula Vista police shut down an alleged illegal marijuana dispensary and arrested three employees Friday.
Authorities seized a “significant amount” of marijuana and cannabis- infused products from the location, including items designed to attract children such as cannabis infused gummy worms, cookies and candies, Lt. Dan Peak said in a statement. The dispensary is located less than a quarter mile from Otay Elementary School.
Police served a search warrant on the dispensary at 3444 Main St. in Chula Vista at approximately 9 a.m. Based on a police photo, the dispensary has the words “You are here” on a sign hanging over the entrance, but does not appear to have a name.
Upon entering the dispensary, officers found potential exit points barricaded and the primary front door to the business secured with a magnetic locking system, police said.
The three employees were arrested on suspected charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance believe to be methamphetamine for sales and possession of marijuana for sales.
The dispensary generated numerous complaints from members of the community, Peak said.