Search warrants served at Anchorage cannabis club operated by former TV reporter

March 23rd, 2015 by Staff

Greene made headlines last year after she quit her job as a reporter at KTVA while on air.

(KTUU.COM) ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anchorage police served search warrants Friday at the Alaska Cannabis Club, an operation run by former television reporter and legal marijuana activist Charlo Greene, the department says.

Greene, whose real name is Charlene Egbe, brought nationwide attention to efforts to legalize the drug in Alaska when she quit her job as a KTVA reporter on live television and advocated for legalization in September. Egbe is owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, according to public records.

“Police received reports of the illegal sale of marijuana and other derivatives at a location that’s been identified as the Alaska Cannabis Club on the 600 block of Gamble Street,” police wrote in a statement to media. “Search warrants are currently being served at the location …”

According to a warrant provided to the Anchorage Press which was posted on Facebook, police were searching for evidence of misconduct involving a “controlled substance”.

The warrant also states packaging materials and items relating to illegal transactions, two cars were also impounded by police. 

“Any evidence we find here in pursuit to the investigation we would seize that evidence and likely some charges will be filed,” said APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro at the scene Friday afternoon. “It’s a good reminder that you cannot sell marijuana in Alaska or any product in any other form.”

Greene refused to talk to Channel 2 at the scene on Friday.

While voters have legalized marijuana possession in Alaska, it is still illegal to sell the drug as no business licenses have been issued for legal sale and guidelines for regulation of the marijuana trade are still under consideration by the Legislature.

Castro said no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed at this time.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. 

Channel 2′s Caslon Hatch contributed to this story.

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