Montclair Police arrests 8 persons in 300-pound marijuana seizure

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 15, 2018.

Montclair police arrested 8 persons including five women after it seized nearly 300 pounds of marijuana from them. The suspects are all 21-year-old or older, said officials.

The Montclair Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team and Detective Bureau arrested the suspects after serving the warrant at the 4000 block of Holt Boulevard about 9:45 a.m.

According to a release issued by the Department, more than 200 pounds of marijuana edibles and more than 80 pounds of various forms of processed marijuana were seized by the officers from the spot. This apart, police also seized computers and firearms.  

The release further said that the five women and three male security guards, employees of the establishment, were arrested on suspicion of possession for sale of cannabis.

“The clandestine dispensaries often have poor ventilation and unsafe building code violations, making the establishments unsafe for the surrounding communal properties and those working inside,” the release said.

However, more details about the matter were not given by the police.

Meanwhile, the Montclair Police Department has asked people having additional information regarding this incident to contact at 909-621-4771. They also can submit their anonymous tips by calling 1-800-78-CRIME.

The city has an ordinance prohibiting all commercial cannabis activity. However, since the passage of the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, three doctors have been appointed in the city – a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, a radiation oncologist and a psychiatrist. 

They prescribe the cannabis for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, inflammatory bowel syndrome and chronic patients with less than 12 months to live. Patients with HIV/AIDS or cancer and have chronic pain, severe nausea or problems with weight gain can also be prescribed. In addition, patients resistant to others drugs can be prescribed marijuana for seizure disorder, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity and glaucoma.

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