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first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – It proved a double-barreled sting for sheriff’s deputies who arrested a Boron man, found he was selling marijuana behind a Canyon Country Ralphs market and took over his business using fake weed, authorities said. Sales were brisk and 14 were arrested – plus one more who decided to tag the grocery store walls while his teenage friends were buying the phony marijuana, according to a sheriff’s report. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, an undercover sheriff’s deputy sold the homemade, harmless version of the herb behind the Ralphs supermarket on White Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road, the report said. Customers showed up and, one by one, were taken into custody. Ten adults and four juveniles were arrested on suspicion of attempting to possess marijuana and one of the adults also faces a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. A fifth juvenile was arrested on suspicion of vandalism for painting graffiti on the wall while he was waiting for his two friends to complete their buys, the report said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The adults were booked and were to be released with citations if they had no outstanding warrants. The youths were released with citations to their parents. Earlier in the day, deputies had arrested Kendall Berkley of Boron, the man suspected of selling the real thing behind the supermarket, according to a sheriff’s report. Berkley, 46, was booked on suspicion of marijuana sales at the Lancaster sheriff’s station. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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