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News Release

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Mission Area Narcotics Unit served a search warrant for illegal marijuana sales in the 15400 block of Devonshire Street at an illegal cannabis retail shop (MHPC). There was a total of eight arrests at the location as well as several items of evidence and contraband confiscated. This location was operating without the proper permits and was also considered a nuisance location.

According to Captain Natalie Cortez, Commanding Officer, Mission Area, "Mission officers will continue to take an enforcement stance against these illegal businesses, we value our community's safety and this type of illegally operated business only brings in an unwanted criminal element. It's our goal to keep our community safe and informed of our enforcement efforts."

Any information regarding illegal marijuana operations in Mission Division, please call (818) 838-9300. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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