SDPD Busts Illegal Pot Shop in Encanto

Hundreds of marijuana plants were being cultivated and sold at an illegal pot dispensary in Encanto, San Diego Police confirmed.

Officers served a search warrant Wednesday at two adjacent properties on Federal Boulevard, south of State Route 94.

SDPD received multiple citizen complaints about marijuana plants being grown in the neighborhood, Sgt. Lisa McKean said.

Officers discovered at illegal grow operation at one of the properties and an illegal dispensary at the other.

Anthony Garcia, 22, was arrested on drug and firearms possession charges, police said. Officers say he was working as a security guard at the dispensary.

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