Raid results: Patients left in limbo, some charges dropped

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) narcotics officers recently searched the Ojai offices of Shangri La Care Cooperative and the home of Jeff Kroll, one of the organization’s founders.

Medicinal products and the medical records from nearly 700 of the medicinal marijuana collective and cooperative’s members were seized.

“The Sheriff’s department has locked funds in the checking account. We will likely be unable to pay the sales tax due on October 31, or replace the medicine taken,” explained Kroll, a requirement he said the group takes seriously in its effort to comply with the laws regulating medical marijuana.

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