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4 men charged with illegal weed sales at Gurnee CBD store

Pot products with an estimated retail value of over $500,000 were recovered during a search of the store, police said.

Four men are charged with selling weed out of a CBD store in Gurnee.
Arrests were made for illegal marijuana sales Jan. 31, 2020, after a search warrant was executed at a CBD store in the 400 block of Route 21 in Gurnee.
Gurnee police Facebook photo

Four men are accused of selling weed illegally out of a private room at a CBD store in north suburban Gurnee.

Adrian Gonzalez, 24, Juan Gonzalez, 39, Victor Tapia, 34, and 22-year-old David Vega III are each charged with one felony count of possessing and delivering more than 5,000 grams of cannabis substance, Gurnee police said in a statement.

Authorities were tipped off about the sales, employees armed with weapons and a robbery plot at a CBD store in the 400 block of Route 21, police said.

Men are accused of selling weed illegally in Gurnee
Victor Tapia and Juan Gonzalez
Gurnee police

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating chemical compound that comes from the cannabis sativa plant.

About 6:50 p.m. Jan. 31, authorities searched the store and recovered about $25,000 in cash and 200 pounds of pot products with an estimated retail value of over $500,000, police said. The four were taken into custody.

Men are charged with selling weed Illegally in Gurnee
Adrian Gonzalez and David Vega III
Gurnee police

Detectives allegedly confirmed that the business had been selling weed and THC infused products out of a private room inside the store, police said.

On Nov. 18, 2019, Gurnee approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of recreational weed within the village.

If convicted, the men face a sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison, police said.