Police raid illegal marijuana operations, gaming facilities

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Bakersfield Police Department is cracking down on illegal marijuana growth operations and internet gambling.

Bakersfield police along with several local and federal agencies executed half a dozen search warrants on Wednesday morning, targeting illegal drug and gambling operations on S. Chester Avenue.

Six businesses or storefronts were searched, including one internet casino, several spice selling locations and at least one marijuana growth operation. 

The Kern County Sheriff’s SWAT, DEA, Probation, Bakersfield Fire Department, Code Enforcement, Kern Public Health Department and even Department of Homeland Security all participated in this organized raid.

We will update this story when more information is released on arrests and what was seized in the raid. 

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