Those illegal weed bakeries won’t be making dough anymore!
The city this week closed three Sweetooth Pot bakeries whose co-owner previously bragged to the Post that he’s taking advantage of lax laws in “liberal” New York City.
On Monday, a multi-agency task force led by the city sheriff’s office raided the Sweetooth at 1662 First Avenue on the Upper East Side.
Three days later, places on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village and East 10th Street in the East Village were closed, officials said.
In Monday’s raid, robbers seized 282 THC vapes, 487 pre-rolls, 825 packs of THC edibles, and “assorted” cannabis-infused baked goods and beverages, the mayor’s office said.
An unknown owner was arrested and charged with cannabis possession, a criminal offense, Mayor’s spokeswoman Kayla Mamelak said.
During Thursday’s raids, the “owners” of the Village outlets were arrested and charged with cannabis possession, she said.
“Mayor Adams has made it clear that we will not allow the economic opportunities presented by legal cannabis to be exploited by unlicensed entities,” Mamelak told The Post.
“No illegal business activities will be tolerated – particularly those that threaten the health and safety of our communities – and we will not hesitate to take any enforcement action necessary against any other business engaging in similar conduct.”
The East Village Sweetooth — the city’s first “infused” pot bake shop — opened in October.
“If it wasn’t legal, we’d be handcuffed, wouldn’t we?” Sweetooth’s “co-owner” Vincent Gasparre told the Post two weeks ago.
Since November, the interagency task force has conducted more than 260 inspections of stores selling illegal products, found nearly 586 violations that resulted in nearly $6 million in fines, and more than 14 worth of illegal products Millions of dollars seized, Mamelak said.