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San Luis Obispo man accused of selling large amounts of unlicensed cannabis

Josephus Stallworth
San Luis Obispo Police Department
Josephus Stallworth, 40, of San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - San Luis Obispo Police seized large quantities of unlicensed marijuana on Tuesday.

San Luis Obispo police arrested Josephus Stallworth, 40, of San Luis Obispo on suspicion of selling unlicensed cannabis.

On Tuesday, detectives served a search warrant at the home of Stallworth on the 2900 block of Rockview Place in San Luis Obispo.

Detectives received information that Stallworth had been transporting and selling large quantities of marijuana from his residence during the past several weeks.

During their investigation, detectives found additional information which lead them to believe Stallworth was operating a cannabis delivery service in the city and County of San Luis Obispo without the proper Bureau of Cannabis Control permits.

Officials say they seized ten thousand cannabis products in addition to several thousand dollars.

The products are believed to be fraudulently packaged items which were intended to represent legal and lab-tested cannabis products.

Licensed cannabis retailers are required to meet safety standards developed by the State of California and the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

Health officials warn that consuming cannabis from an unlicensed retailer can lead to serious health risks.

Stallworth was arrested without incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $25,000.

To check if a cannabis retailer is legal click here.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has also launched an educational campaign, click here for more info.

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Julia Nguyen

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