Officials seized 1,300 pounds of cannabis products and arrested three people at two Pierce County businesses that were selling weed illegally, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board.
The raids last week followed probes into Vincere’s Compassion Club in Tacoma and Red Barn Trading Post in Roy, according to a news release. Officials are investigating how the unlicensed retailers obtained the seized pot. After multiple public complaints about the stores, undercover officers purchased cannabis at both businesses, according to a news release.
The Roy store also sold them illegal psilocybin mushrooms and peyote. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and LCB officers executed search warrants at the properties Aug. 30, according to a news release. The seized material included cannabis concentrates and edible products, some of which would have been illegal to sell even at licensed retailers due to their THC serving sizes and appeal to children. Both stores also operated illegal “clubs” where people could use cannabis products, according to a news release.