MODESTO (CBS13) — Jayden’s Journey in Modesto is one of ten dispensaries in Stanislaus county that will soon be located near new county cameras designed to spot stolen cars and help prevent crime.
“This place is not your typical dispensary, our customers are usually senior citizens and people that are really sick. I’m really not worried about it. If you’re not committing a crime,” explained owner Jason David
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In the five years since Jayden’s Journey has been located near Pentecost Drive and Kiernan Avenue, he said they have not had a problem with crime. While David isn’t worried the extra security will drive his customers away—he wonders if the money to pay for the cameras through cannabis taxes could’ve been used a different way.
“We have paid a lot of taxes,” explained David. ” We could’ve done a lot of other things to help out people that really need it than putting up a camera that once and a while you might catch a criminal.
Stanislaus Board of Supervisors approved using 16 enhanced license plate reader cameras similar to these and placing them in main intersections of unincorporated areas. 10 of those cameras are being