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Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

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LBPD Shuts Down Marijuana Dispensary

The Long Beach Police Department Drug Investigations Section, in collaboration with the California Franchise Tax Board, shut down the Industry Green Collective and arrested 40-year-old Christopher Keane Woodward, Feb. 7, charging him with drug sales, possession of assault weapons, child endangerment and revenue tax violations.

Long Beach banned marijuana dispensaries in February of 2012. On April 27, 2012, while enforcing this ban, detectives served a search warrant at Industry Green Collective, in the 2200 block of Lakewood Boulevard.  Detectives seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, a substantial amount of cash and evidence indicating significant gross profits in violation of state law.

The investigation led detectives to Woodard’s home in the 2400 block of Hannum Drive, Corona. On April 30, 2012, a search warrant was served, seizing seven guns, including three assault rifles. The guns and ammunition were kept in an unsecured location, and easily accessible to minors in the home. The evidence collected launched a thorough financial investigation by the State of California Franchise Tax Board, which determined profits were made from the sales of marijuana.

On February 6, 2014, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  An arrest warrant was issued and Woodard was arrested at his home in Corona. Woodard is currently being held at the Long Beach Jail on $125,000 bail.

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