Grover Beach marijuana shop owner charged for illegal grow

April 26, 2019

Brian Touey

Santa Barbara County prosecutors have filed charges against the co-owner of a Grover Beach pot shop, who is accused of providing fraudulent information used to obtain licensing for a marijuana grow in Los Alamos. [KSBY]

Brian Touey has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of perjury and two misdemeanor counts of illegal possession of marijuana for sale and illegal cultivation of marijuana. Touey is the co-owner of 805 Beach Breaks, the first brick and mortar marijuana business to open in San Luis Obispo County under California’s new legalization law.

Despite the case against Touey, Grover Beach officials say 805 Beach Breaks is clear to continue its operations.

On March 28, law enforcement agencies simultaneously raided 805 Beach Breaks and a large marijuana grow in Los Alamos. At the illegal pot cultivation site in Los Alamos, deputies seized more than 700,000 cannabis plants and thousands of pounds of processed marijuana.

At 805 Beach Breaks, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Santa Maria and Grover Beach police officers, seized marijuana that allegedly came from the illegal operation, as well as records associated with the investigation.

After law enforcement searched the business, Grover Beach police launched an investigation to determine if any illegal activity occurred in the South County city. The investigation has since been completed, and city officials say investigators did not find any criminal activity occurred at 805 Beach Breaks.

Touey is scheduled to appear in a Santa Barbara County courtroom on May 2.


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Hear that Dow? Felony perjury. Tenborg committed 17 counts of felony perjury before he lied under oath (felony perjury) in the Tenborg vs CCN trial several times to fraud the court and Blackburn and Karen. Bill Worrell also committed felony perjury in that trial. Do your job or you are guilty as they are.


Gordo

The Grover Beach investigation is intended to keep the dispensary open due to the revenue the city receives. The police department alone has received an additional $800K in their budget this year alone with more to follow. This is a fraction of the total revenue received and illustrates how cannabis money corrupts cash starved cities.

It will be interesting to see if Touey tells federal investigators about any bribes of city officials in order to save his own skin.


MysticOne

I am confused.. the co-owner is charged with crimes that where allegedly committed for the benefit of the store, yet, the investigation found the store did nothing wrong? Knowingly selling a product that came from an unlicensed / untested grow isn’t a crime? Typical SLO county business as usual.


copperhead

Politicians and drug dealers make strange bedfellows


Kalifornia_Bud

This is who the City of Grover Beach approved??? Laughable to say the least.


Grover

Hey…$100,000 “donations” grease the political wheels. (allegedly).


kayaknut

Come on we all know who’s wheels were greased, former Mayor Shoals and current Mayor Lee. Just wonder if they are concerned their buddy may be offered a deal to disclose a little information…….


nazbol gang

Approved? Kind of, more like this is who bribed them.


nazbol gang

LOL! Boomers and their weed drama


Ben Daho

Does he look like a boomer?


DPINC

It was the meth that makes him not look like a boomer