Small Town Rocked by Cannabis Dispensary Abduction
On Sept. 10, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a man shot and carjacked an employee of Lucid Cannabis, a dispensary in Cheney, Wash. The man had been denied service at the dispensary because he didn’t have proper identification, then a woman who had accompanied the man was denied service for being underage, as reported by KXLY.
After the man and woman had been refused service, the woman joined another female in a white Ford F-250 utility pickup and left, as reported by KHQ; however, the man stayed in the parking lot. When the man saw Cameron Smith, an employee of Lucid Cannabis, eating his lunch in his car, he fired two shots at Smith’s driver side window, broke into the car and drove off with Smith still in the vehicle, a 2008 gray Acura SUV with a license plate number of BSV4296.
As of the time of this publication, Smith is still missing.
While the passenger in the white pickup wasn’t able to be seen on camera, Lucid Cannabis’ security system did capture images of the two suspects who were denied service in the dispensary.
The male suspect, pictured below, is Native American, 5’9-10” tall and approximately 230 pounds, with tattoos on his face, neck and arms. He was seen wearing a Chicago Bulls hat.
The female suspect, pictured below, is Native American, around 5’2″ tall, approximately 130 pounds, has brown hair and was seen wearing a blue shirt.
The Cheney Police Department is searching for all of the suspects in this cannabis dispensary abduction, including the unidentified female passenger.
According to The Spokesman-Review, the white Ford F-250 utility pickup and the gray Acura SUV were last seen heading north on Washington State Route 904, with Smith’s phone last pinging around the city of Medical Lake.
“First of all, these people are armed and dangerous, for sure. They just shot at an unarmed person sitting in their car. If you happen to see the vehicles that I have described, call local law enforcement and we’ll come out and check it out,” explained Cheney Police Department Captain Rick Beghtol, as reported by KXLY. “We have put out attempt to locates all across Eastern Washington, from here to Yakima. I believe that is where the suspects are from. So all the police agencies from here to there have been notified and hopefully we’ll turn up some leads.”
While the Cheney Police Department is tracking down leads, Lucid Cannabis is holding a vigil tonight, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. PDT, “to stand together for the safe return of our brother Cam.”