A Riverside County grand jury has indicted a San Jacinto city councilman and another man on charges of operating an illegal cannabis dispensary.
The indictment unsealed Friday charged Councilman Joel Lopez, 35, and Edward Padilla Jr., 32, each with one felony count of conspiracy to commit possession of cannabis for sale, one felony count of maintaining a place in San Jacinto for the purpose of unlawfully selling cannabis, one misdemeanor count of operating without a seller’s permit and one misdemeanor count of failing to file tax returns.
Lopez was arrested June 10 and released that day after posting bail, the Riverside County district attorney’s office said. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in October.
Padilla was arrested in Santa Ana on Tuesday and is being held on $100,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 22.
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