17 pounds of marijuana seized in DC drug bust; 22 arrested

WASHINGTON — More than 20 people were arrested earlier this week in a downtown D.C. drug bust during which 17 pounds of marijuana were seized.

On Saturday evening, officers from D.C. police’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division as well as Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration raided an establishment located in the 1400 block of L Street Northwest after officials said there were ongoing community complaints about drugs at the site.

During the investigation, officials seized about 17 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of edibles and two quarts of THC-infused oils.

Police arrested 22 people in connection to the bust. They are charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Below is a map of the location near the bust:

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up