Twelve employees were arrested and the following evidence was seized: 41 pounds of high grade marijuana, 8,000 edibles/concentrated cannabis, an indoor marijuana grow containing more than 100 marijuana plants, cocaine, $5,600 cash, and hundreds of business documents/records. At the time, the owner was not present and had not been positively identified.
Through extensive follow up, the owner of Left Coast Collective was identified as Sean Benjamin Smith (age 31). It was also discovered that Smith continued to operate his illegal delivery service despite the August search warrant.
On Nov. 15, a search warrant was served in the 1900 block of Kettner Boulevard. This location is associated with Sean Smith and his illegal delivery service. The following evidence was seized: methamphetamine, marijuana, narcotic paraphernalia, more than $9,000 in cash and business records of Left Coast Collective.
Smith was present at the time of the search warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail on the following felony and misdemeanor charges: possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, and for operating a business without a permit.