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Headlines: $3 Million In Fentanyl-Laced Pills Seized in Huntington Park; London’s Mayor Visits Our Cannabis Operations

9:23 AM PDT on May 17, 2022

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—Over $3 million in pills believed to contain fentanyl were seized from a location in Huntington Park last week, leading to the arrest of two men. [CBS]

—A UCLA study found that Los Angeles has a higher rate of e-scooter injuries than the national rate. [Spectrum News 1]

—A shooting in South L.A.'s Harvard Park neighborhood last week left a 25-year-old woman and two-year-old child wounded. [CBS/YouTube]

—London Mayor Sadiq Khan was in town and checking out some of our cannabis dispensaries for a possible legalization push back home. [Metro]

—More than $18 billion has been invested in Southern California apartment purchases in the last year. [Spectrum News 1]

—Guatemalans in Los Angeles will now be able to get a national passport valid for 10 years. [NBC]

—Cannabis cartels are increasingly moving their grow operations indoors in Oregon. [LAT]

—A former employee is suing L.A. dispensary The Jungle Boys over claims of unfair and biased working conditions. [L.A. Cannabis News]

—Two maintenance workers were discovered dead inside of a Downtown apartment building after reported exposure to fentanyl. [CBS]

—A reported trash fire scorched the empty restaurant space next to Echo Park's legendary Taix restaurant early Monday morning. [The Eastsider]

—Graffiti legend CHAKA gifted Los Angeles with a big new piece over the 101 Freeway in Hollywood. [Ak_Forty_Se7en]

—A new skatepark recently broke ground in Watts. [Daily News]

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