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Van Nuys Warehouse Raided In LA County Marijuana Bust

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A pot-growing warehouse in Van Nuys was among six locations raided Wednesday by federal agents and local police, as authorities crack down on illegal operations.

The raids were being led by the FBI and include Drug Enforcement Administration personnel and Los Angeles police. Six warrants were served in various parts of the county, Laura Eimiller of the FBI said.

“We are seeking evidence of illicit marijuana cultivation and other criminal activity,” she said.

While state and city laws recognize the legal use of marijuana as medicine, federal law does not provide for any legal use of the plant.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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