Eugene's Kannabosm dispensary raided

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

The owner of a medical dispensary in Eugene, Ore., faces felony charges after police raided his business and two residential properties he owns Aug. 30. Detectives with Lane County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team executed warrant at Kannabosm, a dispensary that opened in June 2011. Police said Kannabosm's owner, 58-year-old Douglas County resident Curtis Dean Shimmin, was arrested and released from the Lane County Jail after being booked on charges of money laundering, tampering with physical evidence, and possessing, distributing and manufacturing marijuana.

Shimmin's own statement said he and his nephew Austin Mullins, 23, were pulled over in separate traffic stops. Both vehicles were impounded, although cannabis was found in neither. Three patient gardens were "harvested" by police during the property searches, according to Shimmin, and all electronics equipment at the premises was seized—including computers, video surveillance equipment, phones and an ATM machine. Personal bank accounts, as well as funds related to Club Kannabosm and funds related to a beverage company also owned by Shimmin, were seized as well. Shimmin says he does not grow cannabis at all; the patient gardens seized were lawful gardens grown by patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. (Eugene Register-Guard, Sept. 5; KVAL, Eugene, Sept. 4;, Sept. 3)

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Oregon's High Hopes Farm raided

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Federal agents and local and state police on Sept. 18 descended on seven sites associated with James Bowman's High Hopes Farm, a medical marijuana enterprise in rural Jackson County serving more patients than any in the state. Authorities said the raids are part of a federal investigation into drug manufacturing and distribution.

Bowman may face federal drug charges but was not taken into custody. The government ordered earth-moving equipment onto the properties to remove his plants. (The Oregonian, Sept. 18) 


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