SACRAMENTO, CA - Federal prosecutors are warning 16 Sacramento-area landlords they could lose their buildings for renting to marijuana dispensaries.
United States Attorney Ben Wagner is following through on a threat formally announced at a news conference last Friday, and confirmed the number of landlord letters in an interview Thursday on Capital Public Radio.
Wagner previously said scores of warnings would be mailed to property owners in seven counties in the federal Eastern District, which includes Sacramento.
The U.S. Attorney's office declined to name the 16 Sacramento-area property owners, but sources identified two of them as El Camino Wellness and One Love Wellness.
Property records show the building housing El Camino Wellness at 2511 Connie Drive is owned by Dung Kim Creedon. Creedon did not return a phone call.
One Love Wellness at 1841 El Camino Avenue is located in a former car dealership owned by Lynell Ross of Auburn, who also did not return a phone call.
Landlord letters sent to a property owners in the federal Northern District, which includes San Francisco, give landlords 45 days to evict marijuana dispensaries.
Max Del Real, a lobbyist for marijuana dispensaries, said the Sacramento-area letters do not specify a deadline.
By George Warren, GWarren@news10.net