Corey Plank Arrested in Marijuana Dispensary Bust on Ventura Boulevard
Corey Plank / Facebook
Running a marijuana dispensary is like walking a tight rope these days. While the feds are cracking down, the L.A. City Council is poised to ban all pot shops in town, and a California court recently upheld the right of dispensaries to exist.
What to do? Try to keep it clean.
The LAPD says a Woodland Hills dispensary wasn't playing by the rules, and yesterday the place was raided. Cops say they found more than just pot in their searches of the business and a connected residence:
View Larger Map
Cops said in a statement released today that the 2 p.m. raids Wednesday on the pot shop in the 21600 block of Ventura Boulevard and a connected home in the 7700 block of Tampa Avenue turned up not only 22 pounds of pot (which would be expected, no?) but also 120 Oxycodone pills and "a large quantity of ... steroids."
Arrested was one Corey Plank, 31, who was booked on suspicion of possession of weed for sale, the LAPD said. He was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Plank's Facebook page says he's a manager at Ashmoon Caregivers, 21610 Ventura Blvd.
Ashmoon Caregivers / Facebook
Three other "suspects" are wanted and have arrest warrants hanging over their heads, according to the department.
The LAPD says:
The warrants were obtained after an extensive investigation into the illegal sales of marijuana from the dispensary on Ventura Boulevard.
Cops have been on a tear against dispensaries in the West Valley, declaring that any form of retail cannabis sales is illegal and could lead to a collective being shut down.
Anyone with more info on the above case was asked to call detectives at 818-756-4850.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Super Bowl Weekend DUI Crackdown Starts Tonight
Thu., Feb. 18, 7:00pm
Thu., Feb. 18, 7:30pm
Thu., Feb. 18, 7:30pm
Fri., Feb. 19, 2:00pm
- Taxpayer-Backed Earthquake Warnings Go to Secret List of Private Companies
- El Niño Who? Summer-Like Conditions Are on the Way