Feds Raid Yet Another Costa Mesa Pot Dispensary

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The Obama administration racked up another big victory in the war on drugs yesterday when U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, backed by Costa Mesa police and fire units, raided the Bayside Patients Association. That's right, everyone: the Mexican cartels have been disarmed, the last decapitation video has been filmed, nobody uses meth anymore, so finally the DEA is free to go after the real enemy: cannabis collectives so brazen in their criminality that they have signs out front telling the police how to find them--even hours of operation posted in plain view!

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.

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KeeKee
KeeKee

That's law enforcement for you......always concentrating on busting the most corrupt operations on Earth.  They just have to look in their own backyards and they can find plenty to pick from. I am sorry for everyone at Bayside. I hope they are well.  And to you guys in law enforcement that think you are ridding the world of the horrible crime of making medicinal marijuana available to people that suffer.....Get busy and concentrate on real crime., i.e.. Wife beaters,pedophiles,murderers,rapist,thieves (of anything) and LIARS (I don't see that happening). You guys (not all) are hypocrites. Leave the dispensaries alone.  What are you going to do to keep yourselves busy when marijuana is totally legal???GO AWAY!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom is what it is...please keep that in mind at all times, thank you." -- TOOL 'Third Eye'

HEe
HEe

Guys, this is the DEA. It is not a joke when they freeze your assets and haul you off to jail. My sympathies for those volunteers.

KeeKee
KeeKee

According to others-DEA will be more accommodating than city law enforcement.  Most DEA agents are probably annoyed that they have to participate in such shenanigans while the Costa Mesa big shot cops thrive on this type of activity. Makes their day and they can chat over coffee and donuts about their huge busts.  Probably taking home some of the cash and pot.  Maybe, helping themselves to some of the beautiful art work that was displayed.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

I must say if I thought a raid might be coming, I wouldn't keep ten pounds on hand with a safe full of cash.

KeeKee
KeeKee

Really Eddie?????What would you of done?

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Edie would've kept about 2-3 pounds on hand with all the cash stashed miles and miles away. You know once law enforcement gets their hands on the cash its theirs!

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I'm sparking one up right now in protest.  

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

I always knew Jesus was a stoner. 

So now we know how to answer the question, "What would Jesus do?"

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