22 People Arrested And 17 Lbs Of Cannabis Seized At XO Lounge DC

A police raid at the XO Lounge DC—located on the 1400 block of L Street NW, near the location of the former Washington Post building—led to 22 arrests and 17 pounds of cannabis seized on Saturday at approximately 7:00 pm.

The raid was carried out by DC Police along with members of the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Saturday’s raid was a response to “ongoing drug complaints” at the club.

During the raid, officers also found over ten pounds of edibles and two quarts of cannabis oils infused with THC. The charges against the 22 arrested include possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The XO Lounge DC’s Instagram account has images showing jars full of cannabis, oils, and edibles out on tables in packaging.

The Metropolitan Police Department released the following statement and images on Wednesday.

Following a number of community complaints, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, along with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, announced 22 arrests were made in the 1400 block of L Street, Northwest, on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

At approximately 7:00 pm, officers arrived at an establishment in the listed location, to conduct an investigation due to ongoing drug complaints. During the investigation, officers seized approximately 17 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of edibles, and 2 quarts of THC infused oils.

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, 22 individuals were arrested in connection to the investigation. Charges include Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

A DC law passed in February 2015, allows anybody over the age of 21 to possess up to two ounces of cannabis. Up to an ounce can be given to someone as long no money, goods, or services are exchanged for the cannabis. At this time it is still illegal to sell cannabis, or use it in public.



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