New California pot bureau says it helped close illegal shop
Aug. 28, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's new marijuana control agency say it's helped shut down an unlicensed pot business in Southern California.
Spokesman Alex Treverso says it's the first time that the Bureau of Cannabis Control has taken part in a criminal case.
The agency says last Friday, Costa Mesa police — acting on a complaint received by the bureau — seized marijuana products from a business called Church of Peace and Glory.
Authorities say the owner, Omid Delkash, is charged with misdemeanor counts of unlawfully transporting, selling and furnishing cannabis. He remains jailed. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
Broad legal sales of marijuana in California kicked off on Jan. 1. All commercial pot businesses must have a state license but illicit sales continue to flourish despite crackdowns.