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More Than 500 People Charged For Operating Illegal Marijuana Businesses In LA

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles City Attorney has announced it had filed more than 100 criminal cases against hundreds of people suspected of operating illegal marijuana businesses.

Mike Feuer said that with the help of the LAPD, it had filed 120 cases with charges against 515 people. Feuer said 105 locations, including dispensaries, grow-houses, delivery services and extraction sites, were involved.

"Los Angeles voters wanted common-sense rules to regulate recreational marijuana so public safety is protected in our neighborhoods," Feuer said in a Friday statement. "Our message is clear — if you are operating an illegal cannabis business you will be held accountable." He said 23 businesses had been shut down as a result of the investigations.

Since California's Prop 64 went into effect in January, making the sale of recreational marijuana legal, businesses have been required to get state and city licenses for commercial sales. State law now requires cannabis products be labeled with information regarding potency, where the marijuana comes from and what other ingredients are found in the product.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said Friday cannabis from unlicensed dispensaries could contain other substances, including the opioid fentanyl, which can be deadly even in small doses.

All of the defendants face misdemeanor charges punishable with up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines.

The head of L.A.'s marijuana regulatory agency said 163 cannabis businesses currently operate legally in the city.

Below are the addresses of the businesses included in the filings:

10100 San Fernando Rd.
1011 W. 84th Pl.
10247 Sepulveda Blvd.
103 E. 5th St.
10352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
10401 S. Avalon Blvd.
10530 S. Broadway
10551 (10545) Burbank Blvd.
10651 San Fernando Rd.
1070 N. St. Andrews Pl.
10924 S. Main St.
10958 S. Main St.
1111 W. Olympic Blvd.
11151 Avalon Blvd.
11227 S. Broadway A
11318 S. Vermont Ave.
11421 Clybourn Ave.
11422 S. Broadway
1151 W. Pacific Coast Highway 4A
11880 S. Main St.
1226 Stanford Ave.
12737 Glenoaks Blvd. #15
12777 San Fernando Rd.
1321 Alameda St.
13274 Van Nuys Blvd. D
1340 W. Florence Ave.
13567 Glenoaks Blvd.
13864 Foothill Blvd.
1420 S. Los Angeles St.
14241 W. Ventura Blvd. #206
1450 W. 228th St.
14626 Victory Blvd.
14715 Arminta St.
15201 Oxnard St.
15238 Saticoy St.
15422 Devonshire St.
16400 S. Vermont Ave.
1815 W. Jefferson Blvd.
1819 W. 6th St.
1830 S. Figueroa St.
18400 Vanowen St.
19637 Ventura Blvd.
21044 Sherman Way #219
22001 Sherman Way
2214 S. Vermont St.
22323 Sherman Way #16
2300 S. San Pedro St.
2315 S. Vermont Ave.
2321 W. Pico Blvd.
2505 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
2508 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
2601 S. Normadie Ave.
2618 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
2717 W. Vernon Ave.
2725 W. Vernon Ave.
2922 S. Western Ave.
3014 W. Slauson Ave.
3030 W. Jefferson Blvd.
3206 W. Vernon Ave.
3210 W. Vernon Ave.
4013 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4207 W. Pico Blvd.
4271 Crenshaw Blvd.
4552 Doran St.
4645 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
4703 Crenshaw Blvd.
4810 Melrose Ave.
4874 S. Huntington Dr.
5149 W. Washington Blvd.
5155 S. Vermont Ave.
5208 W. Pico Blvd. #2
521 S. Alvarado St.
5611 Hollywood Blvd.
5716 W. Manchester Ave. #2
5821 S. Figueroa St.
5943 York Blvd.
630 St. Vincent Ct.
6304 S. Broadway
6336 S. Broadway
635 W. Manchester Ave.
6429 S. Normandie Ave.
6515 S. Vermont Ave.
6741 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. A
744 Washington Blvd.
7442 Lankershim Blvd.
7520 Foothill Blvd.
7708 S. Broadway
7903 Foothill Blvd.
8122 Sepulveda Blvd.
828 E. Manchester Ave.
841 W. Gardena Blvd.
8612 S. Central Ave.
8628 Woodman Ave.
8717 Woodman Ave. D
8815 W. Pico Blvd.
8924 S. Central Ave.
910 W. Pacific Coast Highway
930 S. Robertson Blvd.
9304 S. Broadway
9305 S. Broadway
9362 San Fernando Rd.
945 W. Pacific Coast Highway #104
9701 S. Grandee Ave.
9800 S. San Pedro St.
9820 San Fernando Rd.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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