Feds Raid Yet Another Costa Mesa Pot Dispensary
Late yesterday morning, a van full of DEA agents accompanied by squad cars and fire trucks descended on the Bayside dispensary at 19th St. and Newport Blvd. The raid reportedly took place one day after the deadline expired to voluntarily shut down in response to a letter sent to every collective in town following similar raids in January. According to the Daily Pilot, three people were arrested, ten pounds of marijuana confiscated, and a safe containing cash was hauled onto the sidewalk and sawed open. Although the DP claims photos of the safe-cracking operation were posted on the firefighter's association Facebook page, the most recent posting appears to be from the day before the raid and no such photos could be found today.