US (CA): Cannabis company accused of illegally dumping hazardous waste

Federal prosecutors say the owner and administrator of a local marijuana production facility arranged the illegal disposal of more than 1,500 pounds of hazardous waste on public and private property in San Diego county.

The seven-page indictment alleges that Lunar Loussia, a part-owner of WellgreensCA, and company administrator Nadia Malloian conspired to illegally dump 28 drums filled with contaminated ethanol, which was used for the production of THC oil.

According to the June 19 indictment, the defendants used an unlicensed garbage hauler to remove the 55-gallon drums of ethanol from the company's headquarters on Trade Street, near Miramar Road. Each drum held 55-gallons of the toxic fuel.

The defendants allegedly paid the hauler in cash to dispose of the dangerous material at unlicensed sites, without filing the required paperwork, according to the complaint.

Read more at nbcsandiego.com


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