The former star of The OC, Mischa Barton, and her dirtbag boyfriend, Cisco Adler, came within minutes of being part of a search and seizure warrant being executed on a medical marijuana distribution center in West Hollywood on January 17.
Adler's visit to the center that day was no different than any number of times he visited it. As usual, Cisco parked his Mercedes on the busy street with girlfriend Mischa Barton waiting patiently in the passenger seat.
Cisco was buzzed in, and after less than five minutes inside, he appeared with a small white bag, and the two drove off.
As Badler left, they failed to notice that two nearby side streets were lined with police cars, and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers wearing bullet proof vests who were preparing to raid the small store front.
Just 15 minutes after Cisco Adler and Mischa drove off, the agents stormed in and sifted through documents, copied hard drives, and left with pounds of marijuana and other paraphernalia. Officials did not say whether Nicole Richie was also in there at the time. But it wouldn't be shocking.
Medical marijuana became legal in California in 1996, but while the Golden State technically legalized medical marijuana, the Federal Government still considers it illegal, and the Feds have all the power over the state. Local officials lately have been taking legal action as well as the DEA to crack down on shops.
We don't know what painful and life-threatening ailment has stricken Cisco and Mischa have that they need almost daily doses of marijuana, but we do know that he may have to find other avenues to fulfill their special needs.
Local officials in Los Angeles are now calling for a suspension of all pot shops until they can investigate if the pot shops are operating within the limitations of the law. Don't worry, guys - surely Kevin Federline can get you his dealer's pager number.Â