DEA searches two Coos Bay businesses

DEA searches two Coos Bay businesses

COOS BAY, Ore.-- Drug Enforcement Agents carried out search warrants on two Coos Bay-Bunker Hill businesses on Tuesday morning.

A DEA agent who could not speak on camera told KCBY News that the warrants were related to marijuana.

Both a smoke shop and Anthony's Garden and Hydroponics Supply shop were searched by DEA agents for most of the morning on Tuesday.

The agent who spoke with KCBY said she could not give out many details except to say that undercover agents had been keeping their eyes on these locations for a while.

One customer at Anthony's, who identified herself as "Mary," told KCBY that Anthony's had been a distributor of medical marijuana but that reaction from nearby businesses caused them to close down.

"He's been here for over 8 years, and this is an organic place to grow fresh vegetables," Mary said. "They have dirts and all kinds of thing that are organic.

Mary said she believed the store was investigated simply because of its past as a medical marijuana dispensery.

"This is just a place that just sells things for anything you need to grow for yourself," Mary said.

DEA agents said more information could be released in the future from the U.S. Attorney's office in Portland, and they would not confirm if anyone was arrested on Tuesday.