All in the Family: Father-Son Illegal Pot Shop Busted
Akio Takahashi, 69, and his son, Yugo, 25, have been running a family business that the Ventura County Sheriff's Department worked for several months to bring down. The Thousand Oaks father-son duo were arrested this week for allegedly running an illegal marijuana storefront and engaging in money laundering, says the VCSD.
The Takahashis were taken in after an eight-month investigation by narcotics detectives.
"Yugo was arrested for sales of marijuana and 7 counts of money laundering. Akio was arrested for sales of marijuana and 2 counts of money laundering," explains the VCSD.
The patriarch was listed as the owner of a Los Angeles business on Robertson Boulevard, the Infinity Medical Alliance. The business was operating illegally as a pot shop. Both men posted bail and will be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on January 27, 2012.