One raid was carried out Tuesday and two more operations were held Wednesday, resulting in 10 arrests and the seizure of cash and crops, said Nancy Pratt, a Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman. One of the locations shuttered Tuesday, 3749 E. Anaheim St., was also cited for numerous fire violations, Pratt said.
The three raids bring the the total number of dispensaries shut down within the past week to seven. Last week's operations saw 15 people arrested and the seizure of cash and marijuana, Pratt said.
The enforcement is a joint effort by the Long Beach Police Department, the California Franchise Tax Board and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. More raids are likely unless the remaining dispensaries in the city shut down on their own, she noted.
"Once again, the LBPD is strongly urging remaining dispensaries to voluntarily cease their operations," the spokeswoman said. "Any dispensaries that continue to operate will be targeted for closure and the business operators arrested."
The locations and dates of the raids thus far:
Nov. 7, 3749 E. Anaheim St. and 3751 E. Anaheim St.;
Nov. 6, 3903 E. Anaheim St.;
Nov. 1, 3748 Atlantic Ave.;
Oct. 31, 725 W. Willow St.;
Oct. 25, 745 E. Fourth St.;