Police Raid Woodland Hills Marijuana Dispensary, Home

LAPD detectives recover $10,000 in cash and about $150,000 worth of marijuana.

The Los Angeles Police Department raided a Woodland Hills medical marijuana dispensary and private home and arrested a man for possessing the drug for sale Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators recovered approximately $10,000 in cash, about 50 pounds of marijuana—with an estimated street value of $150,000—a pound of hashish and other evidence of illegal drug sales, according to a statement issued by the department.

Detectives from the Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail served search warrants simultaneously at around 1 p.m. to the dispensary, located on the 23000 block of Ventura Boulevard, and the single-family residence, located on the 23100 block of Leonora Drive in the general area of Fallbrook Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, the statement said.

As well, police arrested Michael Paul Jodges, 23, who was booked at the Valley Jail Section and is being help on $20,000 bail, according to the statement, which also reported investigators will be seeking an arrest warrant for an additional suspect who was not present during the raids.

Detectives conducted what the department called an extensive investigation into the illegal sales of marijuana from the dispensary before obtaining the search warrants.

The LAPD asks anyone with information related to the investigation to contact Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail Detective Tim Grabe at 818-756-4850 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Malcolm Kyle August 03, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Too dangerous!
Malcolm Kyle August 03, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Help us to stop this evil weed from kidnapping our kids and implanting them with weird and strange ideas! We just need to throw a few more trillion dollars at this. Give the police total power and proper weapons - like Death-Rays that work on large crowds. Take away forever what's left of everybody's stupid rights and liberties. Indulge ourselves in even more wishful thinking or bizarre pseudo-science. Then, before more hippies or the pathetically ill & dying get a chance to corrupt and endanger our truly caring society with their evil plants, send all our children to Newt's Moon Colony of re-education to be taught about marital fidelity. http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm
FlyingTooLow August 03, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences, but a look at what the 'marijuana culture' is really about. People pursuing happiness in their own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I hope you check it out.
FlyingTooLow August 03, 2012 at 05:33 PM
5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
FlyingTooLow August 03, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I love your comment! 5 Stars.


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