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Deputies: Man arrested after robbery attempt, struggle with pot dispensary worker

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KELSO, WA (KPTV) -

A Longview man faces a felony robbery charge after he tried to steal marijuana from a dispensary near Kelso, deputies said Tuesday.

Cowlitz County deputies responded to Maranda's on Westside Highway north of Kelso on Monday.

Deputies said John D. Roach, 40, a regular customer at the dispensary, got into a physical fight with a store employee over a jar of marijuana.

Roach was unsuccessful in getting the marijuana from the employee and he left the store.

The employee suffered some bruises to her ribs and arm but she wasn't seriously hurt in the struggle.

Deputies tracked down Roach and arrested him on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Deputies said Roach admitted to trying to steal the marijuana because he decided when he got to the dispensary that he wanted more than what he could pay for.

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