Video Shows Police Raid Pot Shop, Eat Edibles

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A video of a police raid on a California dispensary was released Friday showing officers “eating marijuana-infused edibles and playing darts.”

The incident was captured by security cameras at Sky High Holistic, a dispensary operating without a permit in Santa Ana. One camera was secretly placed in anticipation for the police raid, according to a report made by KTLA.

Officers entered the shop with guns drawn, instructing customers to the ground before escorting them off of the premises. A disabled woman with an amputated leg was the last to vacate the dispensary.

“I was about to kick her in her fucking nub,” an officer said on camera.

The team then quickly removed surveillance cameras located around the store before smelling and sampling the dispensary’s edible products. Officers are later shown playing darts in the empty store.

Attorney Matthew Pappas, the attorney who released the video and represents Sky High Holistic, states that he fully intends to file a lawsuit against the department, according to the LA Times. 

“I’d like to see the police officers disciplined for the behavior that goes on here. I’d like to see the city stop engaging in illegal conduct,” the attorney said.

The Santa Ana Police Department is treating the situation very seriously. In a comment made to ABC7, the department assures the public that the event is under investigation.

“We expect our officers to hold themselves to a certain standard and represent the department and the profession well,” said Santa Ana policeman Chris Revere. “Anytime we get an allegation or an indication that our officers have engaged in misconduct, we want to make sure we conduct a thorough investigation.”