Phoenix police investigate fake marijuana dispensary

PHOENIX - Police have busted a central Phoenix store that was illegally operating as a medical marijuana dispensary.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said detectives served a search warrant Thursday morning at the business called Green Thumb Academy located near 7th Street and Thomas Road.

Thompson said the store did not have a license to operate as a dispensary.

When police patrol cars arrived several people who were “volunteering” at the business tried to leave but were taken into custody, Thompson said.

Approximately 6 1/2 pounds of marijuana and $1,000 were seized in the search warrant.

Thompson said the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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