A team of DEA agents and LAPD officers this morning sealed off a Fountain Avenue medical marijuana dispensary on the border of Silver Lake and Los Feliz. Drug Enforcement Agency could be seen packing items into large boxes front of the of the Fountain of Well Being, a pot shop located in a cottage at 3835 Fountain Avenue. Agents on the scene declined to answer questions. The Eastsider has contacted the DEA’s Public Information Office in Los Angeles for details.
* Update: A DEA spokeswoman said agents were serving a federal search warrant at the Fountain of Well Being as part of an action against numerous marijuana stores. Those actions ranged from the serving of search warrants, the filing of asset forfeiture lawsuits in federal court and mailing of warning letters to people associated with the stores, according to a Department of Justice statement. The owners of three Eagle Rock buildings with pot shops could lose those properties to the government under the forfeiture lawsuits.
“The federal actions involve all known marijuana stores in the Eagle Rock and downtown areas of Los Angeles, as well as the single store known to be operating in Huntington Park,” according to the press release.