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Two marijuana dispensaries targeted this week by sheriff’s deputies netted hundreds of pounds of pot, according to officials.

Top Shop 30 Cap at 812 Frances Drive in Vista was served with a search warrant Tuesday morning by the Vista COPPS Unit with the assistance of the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail, according to sheriff’s deputy Jack Reed.

“The warrant service was part of a months-long investigation into the illegal dispensary, initiated after numerous citizen complaints,” Reed said.

More than 234 pounds of marijuana and cannabis products were seized, along with cash, Reed continued.

In a separate investigation, Thursday morning Empire marijuana dispensary located at 8622 Troy Street in Spring Valley served with an  “abatement/inspection” warrant after “numerous complaints from concerned citizens,” according to sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Cook.

Deputies located marijuana, marijuana edibles and marijuana paraphernalia at the facility, Cook said.

The sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail, Rancho San Diego Crime Suppression Team, area detectives and County Code Enforcement were on hand for the raid.

It’s unclear if investigators have made any connections between the two dispensaries.

No arrests were made during the searches.

–Staff

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