June 16th, 2011 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: Business, Activism, Cops and Courts, Drugs, Health

Washington County Sheriff's Office Confirms "First" Raid on Medical Marijuana Club

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the news—first reported by WW—that narcotics officers on Wednesday raided a medical-marijuana club in Aloha.

A press release (PDF) from the sheriff's office calls the raid the first of its kind in Oregon. Dozens of such establishments have opened statewide despite the defeat of a 2010 ballot measure that would have regulated dispensaries. No arrests have been made.

The dispensary's co-owner, Kat Cambron, told WW this month that deputies were pulling over club members as they were leaving Wake n Bake. But Sgt. Dave Thompson, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, told WW his agency was not targeting the establishment.

Thompson also told WW earlier this month that his agency had not determined whether Wake n Bake's consignment model for distributing marijuana violated state law. Cambron has said that her attorney assured her that the club was legal.

The press release from the sheriff's office reads in part:

The investigation into Wake n Bake began when detectives became aware that the business was selling marijuana to customers. This is a clear violation of the OMMA and constituted a gross and deliberate violation of Oregon law. Through their investigation, detectives were able to obtain evidence that the crimes of distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance, Marijuana, were being committed at the Wake n Bake store and by its employees.
 
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