Illegal Cannabis Dispensary Snags City Councilor – Uken Report
Two San Jacinto men, including a city councilmember, indicted by grand jury for operating illegal cannabis dispensary
RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County criminal grand jury indictment was unsealed today, June 18, 2021, charging two San Jacinto men with four counts involving the operation of an illegal cannabis dispensary.
Joel Lopez, 35, and Edward Padilla, Jr,, 32, have each been charged in the indictment with one felony count of (Penal Code section 182/Health and Safety Code section 11359) conspiracy to commit misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance for sale, one felony count of (Health and Safety Code section 11366) maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully selling or giving away a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of (Revenue and Taxation Code section 6071) operating without a seller’s permit by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and one misdemeanor count of (Revenue and Taxation Code section 6452) failure to file a sales and use tax return.
Lopez is currently a councilmember in the City