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April 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to restaurant owners accused of backroom marijuana sales?

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QUESTION: A couple who owned the Farmer's Daughter restaurant was arrested last year for selling marijuana in the back room. What happened to them?
Submitted by: Rose, Sacramento

ANSWER: Robert Sand and Shelby Lucero, proprietors of the Farmer's Daughter restaurant, were arrested in July 2012 after Sacramento County sheriff's narcotics detectives raided the restaurant and the owners' Rio Linda home.

The two are charged with felony possession and cultivation of marijuana. According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 7.

Sand and Lucero were allegedly operating a marijuana dispensary in the back of the restaurant in the 3400 block of El Camino Avenue, in a building that over the decades had housed the Palomino Room and an Asian seafood buffet, according to a story in The Bee. The owners are accused of selling what sheriff's officials described as a variety of cannabis-prepared desserts, lollipops and pastry balls.

Detectives reported recovering 80 pounds of marijuana from the backroom medical marijuana dispensary at the restaurant as well as the owners' Rio Linda home. Sheriff's officials said several dozen processed marijuana plants also were recovered in the raid.

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