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Illegal Marijuana Dispensary in Victorville Shut Down

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com)- Deputies from the Victorville Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team received information reference an illegal marijuana dispensary operating at 15625 Seventh Street. Through investigation, a search warrant was authored for the business.

Coordination was established with City of Victorville Code Enforcement, Southern California Edison and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team. The search warrant was executed on January 12, 2017. During the service of the search warrant, marijuana packaged and displayed for sale was recovered.

In the upper level of the complex investigators located marijuana plants in various stages of growth along with a large amount of US currency. The business also offered marijuana-infused edibles and drinks. Additionally, several firearms were located in the business and taken as evidence.

The building was not properly permitted and had numerous non-permitted alterations to the electrical. The building was “red tagged” and the adjoining business, M&M Smoke Shop, closed until repairs are completed and the building re-inspected.

The owners of the property, Peter Mattias, 27, and Richard Mattias, 32, both residents of Victorville were detained and cited for numerous code violations.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Gang/Narcotics Division at (909) 890-4840. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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(source: Victorville Police Department news release)

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