Feds Raid Two Los Angeles Pot Dispensaries

Officials say federal and local agents raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area and arrested the owner.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says drug task force agents served a state search warrant at the Organica Collective in Culver City, at the Overland Gardens Collective in West Los Angeles and at a home on Wednesday.

Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Jose Martinez says agents from several agencies seized about 100 pounds of marijuana, about 200 live plants and about $100,000 in cash.

Martinez says the owner of the dispensaries, 50-year-old Jeffrey Joseph, was arrested at his home in Topanga Canyon.

He says agents shot a pit bull during the raid but the dog is expected to survive.

No further details were released.

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