Two marijuana dispensaries in town were shut down on Friday after the Bakersfield Police Department served two search warrants.
During the searches, $3,101 was seized along with large amounts of cannabis. The department
said that during the searches, code enforcement and fire department personnel found several structural violations at both businesses and deemed them unsafe.
The businesses were then closed for being uninhabitable due to hazardous conditions, the department said.
The closures are part of a coordinated effort with city and county agencies to close down marijuana dispensaries after both the city and the county passed ordinances banning all commercial cannabis activity last year.
The department said the operators of the two businesses were warned prior to the search that their presence in Bakersfield was illegal. However, the department said they refused to close down.
So far, police say similar operations has resulted in the closure of about 65 dispensaries since October.