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updated 10/7/2010 5:05:13 AM ET 2010-10-07T09:05:13

About $350,000 worth of marijuana products were seized during raids at 16 locations across Southern California — including several medical marijuana dispensaries, police said.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said 11 people were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing Wednesday.

The raids targeted a single group of criminals illegally making and selling cocaine, meth and marijuana at medical marijuana dispensaries, Capt. Ralph Ornelas said.

"This organization was definitely working outside the law," Ornelas told the Pasadena Star-News.

Authorities seized 35 marijuana plants, 78 pounds of processed pot, seven gallons of concentrated cannabis oil and 4,000 pre-packaged, marijuana-laced edible products, with a total value of about $350,000.

Five of the raided sites were medical marijuana clinics, KTLA reported. The operation targeted locations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Two processing sites, a grow site and a sailboat were also searched.

Authorities also seized $20,000 in cash and six vehicles, according to KTLA.

The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.


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