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Anchorage police search Alaska Cannabis Club

By KTVA CBS 11 News 2:47 PM March 20, 2015

The Anchorage Police Department says it is investigating the Alaska Cannabis Club for criminal activity.

Clubhouse owner Charlene Egbe, also known as Charlo Greene, and at least six others looked on as authorities served a search warrant and combed through the Alaska Cannabis Club on Gambell Street Friday afternoon. The warrant also includes a Dodge Dakota and Jeep Liberty, both of which were impounded by APD.

The warrant, which names Egbe and Peter Lomonaco, says that at the clubhouse and in the two vehicles “there is now being concealed property, namely: Marijuana, in cultivation or harvested, resins, oils, hashish or other THC derivatives, concentrates, edibles and equipment used in the extraction of THC.”

The warrant also includes “items relating to illegal transactions” — such as computer records and bank statements — forfeitable firearms, and money “used in or intended for use in or derived from trafficking in controlled substances.”

“I saw them uproot a couple of marijuana plants. They took some bongs and pipes and phones and computers and that’s pretty much it,” Egbe said on scene as bags of items were carried out by police.

According to Egbe, the residence is home to multiple medical marijuana card holders, as well as the club.

“This is basically a medical marijuana dispensary,” Egbe said. “We don’t sell any recreational marijuana, we don’t sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for card holders to come and share their own cannabis.”

APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said they received reports “of the illegal sale of marijuana and other derivatives” at the clubhouse.

In February, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance making it illegal to manufacture marijuana concentrates through the use of flammable solvents within the municipality unless the person “is validly licensed and permitted,” according the ordinance.

KTVA’s Kate McPherson contributed reporting.

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