Authorities seized cash and marijuana Friday morning during a raid at a Jurupa Valley church which is accused of operating as an illegal marijuana dispensary.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to CBS2 that law enforcement officers raided the Vault Church of Open Faith, located in the 5000 block of Etiwanda Avenue, as part of the DA’s recently created Cannabis Regulation Task Force.
Church members protest after the @RivCoDA Cannabis Regulation Task Force serves a search warrant on the Vault Church in Jurupa Valley. Members say cannabis is their central sacrament. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/q6tkaZZOHb
— Tina Patel (@tina_patel) September 14, 2018
The task force also raided properties at 5298 Mission Blvd. in Jurupa Valley and 291 N. Yale St. in Hemet. Both are associated with the Vault Church, the DA’s office said. The Hemet location is in a residential neighborhood.