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$33.9 million in illegal cannabis found in massive Oakland raids

Lester Black, SFGATE

Jan. 31, 2023

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The two-day raid took place on Jan. 26 and 27 and was conducted at two warehouses on separate sides of the city. Lt. Miguel Félix Ibarra, with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, said the agency coordinated with the DCC on the “high-risk search warrants” at both facilities.

“This search warrant operation was part of a large-scale marijuana cultivation and tax evasion investigation,” Ibarra told SFGATE in an email. “Two large warehouses located on these properties had been converted into sophisticated marijuana cultivation facilities.”