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Grover Beach Police Department
Monday September 13th, 2010 :: 03:35 p.m. PDT


Mobile Marijuana Dispenser Arrested for Drug Sales

CASE #: 10-1583

DATE/TIME: Sept. 12, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m.

LOCATIONS: 100 N. Second Street

SUSPECT: Robert Daryl Wharton, 58, Pismo Beach

On September 12, 2010 at about 3:20 p.m., Grover Beach Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Second Street for a report of drug sales occurring from a parked van. Upon the officers arrival they contacted three people at the van. During their contact with these people, the officers discovered evidence of Marijuana sales occurring from the van. The officers detained two people and the third person, who, it was discovered was not involved in criminal activity, was released from the scene.

Both people were transported to the police station for interviews with Detectives. The van was impounded and 58 grams of Marijuana along with over $5,500 in cash was seized by police. The resulting investigation showed that the van’s owner, Robert D. Wharton of Pismo Beach was operating a mobile marijuana dispensary in violation of state law. Mr. Wharton was arrested and booked into county jail for two felonies of 11359 H&S - Possession of Marijuana for Sale and 11360 H&S - Illegal Transportation of Marijuana. The second person that was detained was released without charges.

Grover Beach Police Department
711 Rockaway Ave
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-473-4511

100 N 2nd St
Grover Beach, CA 93433

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