Oregon Pot Center Raided, Owner Faces Money Laundering Charges

The owner of a medical cannabis “resource center” in Eugene faces felony charges after police raided his business and two residential properties he owns while investigating allegations of illegal pot dealing and money laundering.

Detectives with Lane County’s Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant on Thursday night at Kannabosm, a business at 401 W. 11th Ave. that provides marijuana to people who are allowed to use the drug under the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. Kannabosm opened in June 2011.

Detectives confiscated a substantial amount of pot during the raid and arrested Kannabosm’s owner, 58-year-old Douglas County resident Curtis Dean Shimmin, state police Sgt. Erik Fisher said.

Shimmin was released from the Lane County Jail shortly after police booked him into the facility on charges of money laundering, tampering with physical evidence, and possessing, distributing and manufacturing marijuana. It is not known when Shimmin might appear in court on those charges.

In addition to the raid at Kannabosm, detectives on Thursday served search warrants on four other properties — two in Eugene and two in rural Douglas County — as part of the investigation.

Detectives seized from the five locations a total of 105 growing marijuana plants, several pounds of processed marijuana, hashish and pot packaged for sale, and numerous packages of food and beverage products suspected of containing marijuana derivatives, police said.

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