A local medical marijuana dispensary owner says detectives with San Diego Police are taking their time giving his belongings back.
Ebon Johnson had thousands of dollars worth of his product seized by police but a judge ruled that it all had to be returned.
Johnson said he spent years getting proper permits to make his dream of owning a medical marijuana dispensary a reality. He had a major setback in 2015 when his product were seized.
"I need product for this business. I even showed detectives and people who were there that I have this documentation and I just got approved for having one of the legal stores in San Diego," Johnson said.
He was originally charged with a felony for possession with financial gain, but that was dropped to a misdemeanor which he pleaded guilty to as part of a plea deal.
"I didn't want to go through a trial because it would've taken too much money and the misdemeanor was for marijuana anyway, which is my business so I didn't care," Johnson explained.
A judge ruled that all product seized must be returned to Johnson but when he went to pick up his belongings on Thursday, some of it was still missing, including more than $400 and two pounds of marijuana.
"They even told me when I went down there to pick it up 'this is not all your product' so they already knew there was something wrong when I picked it all up," he said.
NBC 7 met with Johnson's attorney, who says everything is documented and should be accounted for on both sides.
"There’s no questions as to what walked out the door with police. It's all itemized, it was A, B, C, D," said attorney Stephen Cline.
“They gave me this release of property but for weird reasons, they didn't give everything back to me," Johnson added.
NBC 7 contacted San Diego Police and sent over the official court order. They told us they are working with their narcotics unit to make sure everything is returned in a timely manner and it was most likely just an oversight with the paperwork.
Johnson said there are no hard feelings and that he's just excited to get all of his product back.