Blackhawk woman arrested in conection with illegal Newark pot store Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Dec 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm
A Blackhawk area resident was arrested during a Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement search Wednesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Justice. Keila Santos-Gonzalez, 28, was taken into custody and charged with conspiracy, possession and sale of marijuana as part of an ongoing investigation of a marijuana dispensary in Newark.
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Posted by Concerned Neighbor, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:03 am
Since this wasn't an emergency response to a crime, it would be nice if they didn't start their arrest and search at 3 p.m. on a school day just as the kids are gettting out of school. Scared as they drove by and saw the police and guns. A lot of very shook up kids.
Posted by Sherry, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:35 am
This statement makes me more of a believer that intervention was in order: "Santos-Gonzalez managed Happy Wellness Center while the home's three other occupants, who own the center, remain missing. One owner fled and another is a convicted felon, said Michelle Gregory, press information officer for the Department of Justice." In addition, it looks like they found several assault rifles.
They were a registered non-profit, so the profits are to go back in to the business and not to the owners. It's fine to profit from your business, but not if you declare non-profit status and benefit from that status.
Posted by Marie, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:00 am
Only in CA would you have comments like these!
Iím with Sherry, but to all the other postersÖ
Who cares if itís in Blackhawk or off of Old Blackhawk! Who cares about the time, it was probably better for all that it was school pickup time, they had weapons in the house, what if it was a different time and they were home to use the shotgun? Plus, my elementary-school child saw this and was not scared, more interested than anything else.
Let the police do their jobs. Stop complaining. Iím glad they found illegal drugs, excessive amounts of cash, and weapons, Iím convinced they were doing something wrong. We donít need people pretending to lead good lives while hiding drugs and weapons in our town.
If you want to legalize pot, then do it the right way, donít just pretend we donít have laws. I agree that some laws are ridiculous, but they are in place to educate us and keep us safe. Donít like it, then change the law!
Posted by tango, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2011 at 9:02 am
Our police are generally well intenioned but to put a frickin helicopter in the air costing several thousand dollars to arrest a 27 year old woman who has a pot dispensary and include a SWAT team to accomplish a simple task is ridiculous. Very similar to our current congress and their bickering and irresponsible spending. A cadet from the academy could have handled that arrest !
Posted by Jasmine, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:00 am
My parent's live on Victoria. I was at their house at the time of the raid and the authorities did a good job of being safe and non-intrusive. Several children live on Victoria and since they confiscated assault rifles it is good that they intervened in the manner that they did.
And for those of you concerned about "Blackhawk' vs "East Danville"- grow up. County lines indicate that Victoria Pl is technically in Blackhawk... However, residents of Victoria and Magee Ranch would prefer to keep that a secret since they were smart enough not to live in a place guarded by a gate and a guy making minimum wage.
Posted by betty bart, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:43 am
how lucky to use the blackhawk name and not have to pay homeonwner fees to blackhawk. all mcmansions should be so lucky. and why is pot worse then alcahol? or are bars allowed to sell too much for dui drivers this time of year? look at blackhawk plaza fri/sat night...