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Feds, police raid Las Vegas medical marijuana shops

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Steve Marcus

Law enforcement officers enter a medical marijuana clinic at East Sahara Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 | 5:10 p.m.

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A law enforcement officer steps over police tape during an investigation at a medical marijuana clinic at East Sahara Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Authorities say police and federal agents are serving search warrants at several locations in an investigation of medical marijuana clinics in and around Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Authorities say police and federal agents are serving search warrants at several locations in an investigation of medical marijuana clinics in and around Las Vegas.

Metro Police Officer Jacinto Rivera said no arrests were made in the raids conducted Wednesday as part of a federal investigation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the area.

U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Natalie Collins issued a statement saying search warrants and supporting affidavits stemming from the investigation were sealed by federal court order.

"A number of federal search warrants were served and executed today at locations in the Las Vegas Valley in connection with an ongoing law enforcement investigation," Collins said in a statement. "No arrests were made today in connection with these warrants, and the warrants and supporting affidavits are sealed; thus, no additional information can be provided at this time."

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  1. Sounds like Harassment to me.

  2. Doing the jobs that Americans don't want to do.

  3. The time will come where pot will be legalized and dealt with the same as alcohol. That time can't come soon enough.

    Other writers have put forth the various arguments in favor of this already. I'll add only that I agree and I am not some "left wing goof Obama/Reid supporter".

  4. Wasn't it one of Obama's campaign promises to stop the federal raids on medical marijuana?

    Another campaign promise we're supposed to forget.

    "Government . . . an illusion the governed should not encourage." -- from John Updike's "Couples"

  5. Too windy for fishin' Lake Mead today...
    Looks like they got skunked in town too!

  6. Why do the police hide behind face masks when doing their dirty little deed? THEY look like the criminals.

  7. California retirees, people thinking of relocating and visitors will stay home. Nevada used to survive by helping people do what they wanted to do. Quickie marriage, quickie divorce, gambling, etc. Now we are the prude state.

    No wonder we are going down the drain. Stay in California, have your pot, gamble at the Native American Casino or on the internet, see the same shows, go to the night clubs or stores there.

    No reason to come to Vegas, unless you like being hassled by a bunch of goons.