Feds Indict 20 In Pot Club Raids

SACRAMENTO — Federal drug agents described Wednesday’s raids on San Francisco pot clubs as one of the largest drug trafficking crackdowns in the area since 1996, and said the string of arrests was the first step in uncovering a major international drug operation.

U.S. Attorney Kevin V. Ryan said agents raided three pot clubs that operated as fronts for marijuana and Ecstasy trafficking, and warned that federal drug laws would be strictly enforced even in cities tolerant of medical marijuana.