Tower District smoke shop raided by Bureau of Cannabis Control

Local News

FRESNO, California (KGPE) – A Fresno-based smoke shop has been raided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control after the state agency says it received a tip about illegal cannabis activity taking place inside.

The Stuffed Pipe Smoke Shop in Fresno’s Tower District was visited by the team around noon Wednesday.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control was also investigating the possibility of contaminated vape cartridges at the location.

“I could see some action going on but I wasn’t really sure what was happening,” said Diamond Hair Studio Owner Lara Contreras.

Contreras said she hasn’t had any issues with the owners in the past five years she has run her Tower business.

“Some people don’t want to come down here when certain things happen but pretty much I feel safe every day here,” said Contreras.

A request for comment from the store went unanswered but one of the employees there confirmed that the business remained open after the raid took place.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has since revealed that thousands of products were seized in the raid.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.