LOS ANGELES – A security guard was killed and three men were shot when armed bandits attempted to rob a cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, CBS2 reports.

The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. at a dispensary on South Broadway, near the 10 Freeway. Los Angeles police arrived to find the male security guard dead, according to CBS2.

A second man was rushed to a hospital, CBS2 reports, where police said he was rushed into surgery for gunshot wounds to the chest. The other two men suffered injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, according to CBS2. No names were immediately released.

Police told CBS2 that several male suspects were trying to rob the dispensary when the shooting took place. They remained at large Thursday.

Original story by CBS2.

Deputies raid marijuana dispensary in San Diego County

Sheriff’s deputies raided an illegal pot dispensary near Spring Valley in San Diego County on Wednesday, seizing more than $10,000 in cash and arresting two employees.

Deputies seized 318 pounds of marijuana and pot-laced edibles, as well as a semi-automatic pistol and smoking implements from The Wax Room. They served a search warrant at the dispensary, on Campo Road north of state Route 94, about 11 a.m.

Two employees were cited on suspicion of selling marijuana and released, Sgt. Matt Cook said.

The Wax Room had been the subject of several complaints from residents in the area, Cook said. The county Board of Supervisors in March banned marijuana dispensaries from operating in unincorporated areas.

Story by David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune

Reward jumps to $55,000 for robbers who killed veteran guarding Colorado pot dispensary

AURORA, Co. – The reward for two men who killed a Marine veteran who was working as a security guard during a robbery attempt at a marijuana dispensary in Aurora more than a year ago has been increased to $55,000.

Taxi cab drive Juan Molina pays his respects at a make-shift memorial for shooting victim Travis Mason at the Green Heart marijuana dispensary on June 20, 2016 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Travis Mason was killed in a robbery attempt at the Green Heart dispensary, where he worked as a security guard.

On June 18, 2016, just before closing, two armed men walked into the dispensary and shot Mason, 24, three times during an attempted robbery. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Mason was excited about his new job at Green Heart, 19005 E. Quincy Ave., which he saw as a solid step forward in his dream of becoming a police officer.

“He wanted to give (his children) a better life,” his mother, Priscilla Dominguez, said after his death. “He was always proud of whatever he was doing because he wanted to support his family.”

Anyone with information should call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867 or text 274637.

Crime Stoppers upped the reward from $50,000, said Aurora police spokesman Bill Hummel.

Story by Tom McGhee, The Denver Post

Singer Aaron Carter, charged with DUI and weed possession, says he is a licensed MMJ patient

CORNELIA, Ga. — Aaron Carter feels his “celebrity was targeted” during his arrest on driving under the influence and drug charges in north Georgia over the weekend.

Authorities say the 29-year-old singer was released on bail Sunday. Carter, of Port Richey, Florida, is accused of drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug-related objects.

Carter is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Carter’s girlfriend, Madison Ann Parker, 26, of Studio City, California, also was arrested with Carter on Saturday and charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects, jail records show.

(Habersham County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Carter was scheduled to perform in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday night. A tweet from his account hours before the show said he wouldn’t make it because of “transportation issues.”

Carter responded to his arrest with a statement, saying he was arrested at an Auto Zone “with aggression.” His statement also says “Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing (sic) anxiety. He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted.”

Habersham County sheriff’s Capt. Floyd Canup said Monday that Carter was arrested after another motorist called 911 to report that he was “driving all over the road” on a Georgia highway.

“He was driving all over the road and driving into the median,” Canup said.

Georgia law doesn’t allow the type of marijuana found during the arrest, Canup said.

“It’s not the green, leafy type which he had,” he said.

Carter also tweeted that he was not in a moving vehicle while he was arrested.

However, Canup said that after the 911 call was made, a deputy spotted Carter behind the wheel as he turned into a local auto parts store.

The deputy then watched as Carter, wearing a white fish-net tank top and black shorts, got out of the driver’s seat of the white Chevy Suburb and walked toward the store entrance, the deputy wrote in his report.

Carter said his next show, set for Monday night at a shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama, will go on as scheduled.

Story by Jeff Martin, The Associated Press

180 kilos of weed found in new Ford Fusions shipped from Mexico

WARREN, Ohio — Authorities say more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana has been found in 15 new cars made in Mexico and shipped to Ohio and Pennsylvania to sell.

A drug task force in Ohio’s Portage County was called to a Ford dealership this week after a service department employee found a package of pressed marijuana in a spare tire compartment during a vehicle inspection.

Investigators then went to a rail yard near Warren and found more packages in the trunks of Ford Fusions pressed into the shape of a spare tire. Additional packages were found at other northeast Ohio dealerships and one in Pennsylvania.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent tells The Vindicator that marijuana was found in April in new cars shipped from Mexico to Minnesota.

Story by The Associated Press

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