OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) served a search warrant February 15, 2018 on Smoke Supply located at 8904 South Tacoma Way #6, Lakewood, WA, which is licensed to sell tobacco and vapor products. Officers received an anonymous tip that the business was also selling marijuana without a license.
An LCB Enforcement officer entered the location and made an undercover buy from the licensee, Peter J. Kim, purchasing seven grams of marijuana flower for $60.00. Based on the controlled purchase, officers obtained a search warrant for the business, seizing over five pounds of marijuana and a firearm. The retail value of the product is estimated at over $20,000.
Mr. Kim was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail for unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance. In addition LCB Enforcement will be pursuing administrative penalties against the business for operating in violation of Chapter 69.50. The penalty for that violation is cancellation of both the tobacco and vapor product licenses