First Medical Marijuana Dispensary is Robbed, Then It is Targeted by Police

Police have made a habit of cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries across Orange County lately, but one in Irvine winded wound up needing the help of officers Friday afternoon.

And here's the kicker: Irvine police now say they are investigating the business.

This all began to unfold just before 1 p.m. Friday, when a man walked into the dispensary in the 17100 block of Von Karman Avenue, whipped out a handgun, pointed it at an employee working the counter and demanded money.

Oh yeah, and toss in some of that natural medicine sold here, ordered the baddie. He left with $200 in cash and $150 in product. Don't know if he signed the California Cannabis Initiative petition on the way out the door, though.

He was described as an African-American in his late 20s, 5 feet 8, 180 pounds and wearing a red jacket and jeans.

Irvine Police Lt. John Hare tells the Orange County Register that the dispensary itself could face repercussions if police determine it was operating illegally.


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