Two CB businesses investigated for illegal marijuana

Two CB businesses investigated for illegal marijuana
COOS BAY, Ore.-- Drug Enforcement Agents carried out search warrants on two Coos Bay- Bunker Hill businesses on Tuesday morning.

A D.E.A. agent who could not speak on camera tells KCBY that the warrants are related to marijuana.

Both a smoke shop and Anthony's Garden and Hydroponics Supply shop were investigated by D.E.A. agents for most of the morning on Tuesday.

The agent who spoke with KCBY said she could not give out many details except to say that undercover agents had been keeping their eyes on these locations for a while.

One customer at Anthony's, who identified herself as "Mary", tells KCBY that Anthony's was a previous distributor of medical marijuana, but reaction from nearby businesses caused them to close down.

"He's been here for over 8 years, and this is an organic place to grow fresh vegetables," Mary said. "They have dirts and all kinds of thing that are organic.

Mary said she has never witnessed the growing of marijuana inside the store, and she believes the store was investigated simply because of its past as a medical marijuana dispensery.

"This is just a place that just sells things for anything you need to grow for yourself," Mary said.

D.E.A. agents said more information could be released in the future from the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland, and they would not confirm if anyone was arrested on Tuesday.