Police raid suspected illegal dispensary, casino on South Chester Avenue

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UPDATE (Feb. 14, 2020): Bakersfield police served two search warrants and made six arrests in South Bakersfield at an illegal marijuana dispensary and an illegal casino Thursday night.

Officers seized two illegal games, six computers, 14 pounds of marijuana and THC products and more than $3,400.

One man was arrested for felony child endangerment. The department says Terrell Williams, 38, left a child unattended in a vehicle while he visited the illegal casino.

The department said officers also arrested:

  • Himyar Mihtar, 35 — Arrested for possession of marijuana for sale
  • Stephanie Franco, 18 — Arrested for possession of marijuana for sale
  • Ahmed Alquafu, 20 — Arrested for possession of marijuana for sale
  • Pauline Corona, 54 — Two outstanding felony warrants
  • Arlean Hunter, 51 — Outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police officials say investigators raided an illegal casino and a marijuana dispensary Thursday night in South Bakersfield.

Bakersfield police Sgt. Michael Allred said the department received information about both a possible illegal dispensary and a casino in the 2800 block of South Chester Avenue and obtained search warrants for both locations.

A large police presence was seen at around 9 p.m., but it’s unclear what time officers arrived.

Allred could not provide many details about the raid, and what was seized from both locations or if any arrests were made. He said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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