3 arrested after robbing Farmington medical marijuana dispensary

Created: 07/29/2014 5:03 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

Farmington police were dispatched to an alarm at the New Mexico Alternative Care facility, a medical marijuana dispensary, on Browning Parkway early Sunday morning.

Upon arrival, officers found three individuals carrying backpacks, exiting the back of the building. The suspects took off running.

According to FPD, a search to locate the suspects was conducted by two K9 units and one of the suspects was located. Additional officers responded and located a second suspect. San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies located a third suspect.

The suspects were found to be in possession of over 50 ounces of marijuana with an estimated value of $17,000.

Alex Smith, 18, and two juveniles were arrested and charged with commercial burglary, conspiracy to commit commercial burglary, felony possession of marijuana, and additional related charges.

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