Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pot shops raided

Posted on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Medical marijuana dispensaries were raided this afternoon just as dispensary owners were being prepped on what to do in event of a raid.

THC Pharmacy, on South Perry, and another dispensary in Mead are the only two shops reportedly raided.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is conducting the operation, but the Spokane DEA office referred calls to the U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby's office. 

"We're confirming that there is a federal law enforcement operation going on as we speak. That's all I'll say," says First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Rice. "It's an ongoing investigation. ... The operation is occurring as we speak at the THC Pharmacy."

The raids began just as dispensary owners gathered at the downtown Spokane Public Library for raid-preparedness training. It also comes as Gov. Chris Gregoire is deciding whether to veto a bill that would fully legalize dispensaries. 

Activists have set up a meeting tonight, 8 pm, at 1408 W Broadway. 

Updates on the raids can be followed on Twitter

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