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Old 05-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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Default DEA shutting down CA dispensaries. More Change you can believe in...




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Fontana police, sheriff's deputies and federal agents this morning raided and shut down a medical marijuana facility on Base Line that police say carried 30 different varieties of marijuana.

Officers approached Holistic Meds RX, in the 15000 block of Base Line in Fontana, with guns drawn about 9 a.m., and they met no resistance from the facility's employees, said Fontana Sgt. Billy Green, a department spokesman.

Four people, including an armed security guard, were inside at the time, police said.

"I went in there, and they put a gun to my head, made me lay on the floor and handcuffed me," said a customer, who only identified himself as "Robert."

Officers and agents are examining paperwork at the business, talking to employees and seizing drugs, Green said. This is the first medical marijuana facility to be busted in Fontana, he added. Fontana police say medical marijuana facilities have been turning up in the city about two years, and many comply by closing their business after being warned they could have their assets seized.

"It's significant to us because we have identified seven other medical marijuana facilities in the city, and we are working with the federal government to get them shut down as well," Green said.
During the raid, two men walked up to an officer at the yellow police tape and asked, "Hey, can we still go in? Is it open for business?"

Holistic Meds RX has been in business about seven months and sits in a strip mall that includes a pharmacy and numerous other businesses.

Two men from an ATM company arrived at the location in a van, and they wheeled out an ATM machine on a dolly. Apparently, it had just been filled.

Attorney Jason Ryan Thompson, who represents the dispensary, said cities are "using bully tactics bringing in the feds." Thompson and dispensary owner left without further comment.

An employee, customer and the security guard were released by the DEA and police after being questioned. Employees all declined comment.

While police say the business was operating illegally because the city does not license medical marijuana facilities and Holistic had no business permit, police did not plan to make any arrests at the site today. Police say arrests could be made later if the DEA pursues an indictment.

After authorities and the owner left and the facility's doors were locked, a dozen customers showed up at Holistic within 10 minutes. They say the dispensary was "legit," "clean," and "professional."

The customer who was in the store at the time of the bust said he came from San Bernardino to purchase marijuana. The 67-year-old said he's a Vietnam War veteran and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments that are alleviated by marijuana use.

"They're just forcing people to go to the black market and do things illegally," he said.

The task force conducting the raid is composed of three DEA personnel, two sheriff's deputies and one Fontana police officer. A small section of the parking lot, in front of the business, is closed while authorities conduct the investigation.

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What a complete waste of federal govt resources. F*ck you Obama.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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Guns drawn. WTF?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Hmmmm.... thought Obama wasn't going to waste resources on this stuff.

HAs anyone looked to see if Bush didn't sneak back in there and is wearing an Obama mask Scooby-doobie-doo style? Cause this guy doesn't seem to act like the one I remember campaining as Obama.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:21 PM
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“I went in there and they put a gun to my head and they put me on the floor and in handcuffs,” he said. “They’re just forcing people to go to the black market and do things illegally.”

“What’s somebody who uses marijuana going to do? Eat another piece of pizza?”
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Terrorists hate our freedumbs you know.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:27 PM
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OK, how high were these guys????

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Anyway, what's the problem?

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While police say the business was operating illegally because the city does not license medical marijuana facilities and Holistic had no business permit, police did not plan to make any arrests at the site today.
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Anyway, what's the problem?
The problem is our federal law enforcement officers threatening physical violence against law abiding citizens. This sort of activity only aids the Mexican drug cartels who have killed so many innocent civilians in their country, many with guns provided by the same Federal government that threatens to shoot sick people in the head when they try and get medicine for their pain.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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Anyway, what's the problem?
Let the city/state deal with it.
Why get the DEA involved? With guns drawn.

Let me put this in terms you might understand.
Imagine this was done while Bush was Prez...
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:40 AM
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The problem is our federal law enforcement officers threatening physical violence against law abiding citizens. This sort of activity only aids the Mexican drug cartels who have killed so many innocent civilians in their country, many with guns provided by the same Federal government that threatens to shoot sick people in the head when they try and get medicine for their pain.
It was an illegal drug operation, even by CA standards. That seems to fall into the DEA's turf.
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