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.