Mobile cannabis dispensary seized in Sunnyside, illegal scooter crackdowns continue: DA – QNS – QNS

The Green Empress was impounded in Sunnyside by police from the 108th Precinct and detectives from the Queens DA’s office last week.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Friday the takedown of an illegal cannabis dispensary operating out of a converted school bus in Sunnyside.

Anthony Stevens, 62, of Brooklyn, was charged on Thursday with unlawful sale of cannabis and other crimes after his vehicle was impounded in a joint operation between her office and the 108th Precinct in Long Island City.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz was at the scene when an illegal cannabis dispensary was impounded in Sunnyside. Confiscated product was heavily marketed towards children. Photo courtesy of the DA’s Office

The seized product was determined to be overtly marketed towards children, with names such as “Skittles,” “Gummy Sharks” and “Jolly Ranchers,” and packaging nearly identical to snacks popular with kids.

Photo courtesy of the DA’s office

“You cannot operate a cannabis dispensary that is unregulated and marketed toward our children,” Katz said after the vehicle called “The Green Empress” was

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