• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 36s

Anchorage police search Alaska Cannabis Club

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

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.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Troopers: Worker hurt after coworker’s shotgun discharges

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 12:08

    Alaska State Troopers say a 43-year-old state Department of Fish and Game worker sustained minor injuries after a coworker’s shotgun unexpectedly discharged while they were out in the field. Troopers say John “Chris” Ford of Petersburg was treated and released following the Aug. 17 incident in the Stikine River drainage in southeast Alaska. Troopers say […]

  • News

    Crash causes major damage when truck hits multiple cars at dealership

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 10:21

    The driver in an early morning crash Tuesday caused damage to more than just their own vehicle, hitting multiple cars at the Alaska Sales and Service car dealership on Fifth Avenue. The collision occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to Anchorage police dispatch, the driver wasn’t injured. Alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor. […]

  • Crime

    APD: All 3 men facing charges for alleged kidnapping, assault in custody

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 23, 9:30

    Last updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 The last of three men on the run from police on charges of kidnapping and assault is now in police custody. Serge Azede II turned himself in late Monday night, according to a Tuesday morning release from the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Azede was originally charged with kidnapping. On […]

  • DayBreak

    QUIZ: Are you smarter than an Anchorage 5th-grader?

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 23, 9:06

    If you tune into the daytime television show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader,” chances are you’re aware of just how much you’ve forgotten since your grammar school days. As students across Alaska head back to school, it’s time to shake the brain cells free from cobwebs and crack open the textbooks once again. KTVA […]

  • DayBreak

    Pay $1, get short stack of pancakes at IHOP to fight child hunger

    by Daybreak Staff on Aug 23, 8:45

    Today, Aug. 23, IHOP restaurants are offering a sweet deal for a good cause. Customers can get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1. All of the proceeds will benefit a charity called No Kid Hungry, which aims to end child hunger in the U.S. IHOP’s goal for Tuesday’s event is to serve […]

  • News

    Alaska group works to let locals test shellfish for toxins

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:52

    An Alaska group is working to create an at-home tester for detective toxins in local seafood. The Kodaik Daily Mirror reports that Alaska SeaGrant officials are working on a tester for paralytic shellfish poisoning, an illness that can cause tingling in the lips, tongue, fingers and toes and eventual breathing problems. Officials say testing currently […]

  • News

    Juneau Assembly passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

    by Associated Press on Aug 23, 7:16

    The Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Juneau Empire reports that on Monday the assembly voted 8-1 to pass the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance, which will protect residents from discrimination when seeking housing or employment. Federal and state law prohibit […]

  • Sports

    Some Olympic athletes earned gold, some were golden and some got left behind

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 22, 23:01

    The Olympics are over — let’s start at the bottom. Ryan Lochte — that was an expensive party. Today Speedo, Gentle Hair Removal, Airweave Mattress and Ralph Lauren all dropped him as a spokesman. Who could have guessed an attempted break-in to grungy bathroom at a petrol station in Rio on an early weekend morning […]