L.A. dispensary robber who fired at police faces life in prison


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Earlier this week, we told you about an unnamed suspected medical marijuana dispensary robber who shot at police while trying to flee. We’ve now got a name and possible punishment: the L.A. County District Attorney’s office this week charged the 30-year-old with “two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, two counts of second-degree robbery, one count of second-degree commercial burglary and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon,” according to a statement.
While the robbery can’t be blamed on the dispensary itself, as one reader pointed out in our comments, without banks to take their money these retail pot shops are going to become targets for crime like this. LA Weekly has the rest of the follow up.