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Federal agents raid Culver City marijuana dispensary [Updated]

February 18, 2010 | 12:39 pm

Federal agents and L.A. police officers raided a Culver City medical marijuana dispensary Thursday.

[Updated at 12:47 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the dispensary was in Marina del Rey.]

[Updated at 12:38 p.m.: Culver City police also participated in the raid.]

Witnesses reported seeing several officers and cars congregating about 10 a.m. around Organica Collective at 13456 Washington Blvd., said officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

At least three people were detained against a graffiti-covered storage truck, a witness said. [Updated at 12:47 p.m.: The witness, Erin Olf, an office manager at Rainbow Acres Natural Foods, said she saw the three handcuffed and standing in front of the truck.]

DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen confirmed the agency was serving warrants at the collective, which has been raided in the past. She could not confirm whether any arrests had been made.

-- Amina Khan