Councilman, lawyer’s office raided as part of FBI probe into legal cannabis dealings

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that FBI agents served search warrants last week at the home of Compton City councilman Isaac Galvan and the office of Baldwin Park City Attorney Robert Tafoya, in relation to dealings with local cannabis businesses. A judge has sealed the supporting affidavits, but an FBI spokesperson confirmed that the two addresses were among those searched last Wednesday. Police have reported more than 18,000 incidents under the Cannabis Act Three kangaroos, two zebras and $150 million of illegal cannabis seized by York Regional Police Police seize almost 75,000 marijuana plants after chopper needed to access remote cultivation site Though few details are currently available, controversy has surrounded the approval process for licences for cultivating, distributing, manufacturing and testing cannabis in Baldwin Park for the past few years. An anonymous source told the Los Angeles Times that the federal probe includes allegations that Baldwin Park officials requested illegal payments from cannabis businesses seeking permits in the city. In a sworn declaration, a former Baldwin Park police officer said he received complaints from three cannabis businesses relating to licensing issues. “Each of the business owners complained of difficulties and questionable business practices, which included paying as much as…

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