On March 9, 2017 members of the Kingston Police Street Crime unit concluded an investigation of a business called Cana Green, located at 342 Princess Street. The business was found to have cannabis related products on-site which they were offering for sale in contravention of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
Kingston Police obtained a search warrant and at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers from the Street Crime unit assisted by Patrol, executed the warrant. Upon entry officers found 6 persons believed to be employees of the business along with 3 citizens in the store. The 6 individuals deemed to be staff were all arrested and transported to police headquarters.
Police seized a variety of Cannabis related products including marijuana, black hash, and Shatter, along with a various drug paraphernalia and close to $3500 in Canadian Currency. The value of the marijuana alone is estimated to be approximately $4300. The value of the other illegal drugs is still to be determined.
The individuals arrested and charged include three Kingston men ages 29, 25 and 25, one Kingston woman age 30, and two Ottawa women ages 22 and 24.
All six were jointly charged with possession of a controlled substance for trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime. One 25-year-old Kingston man was additionally charged with two counts of breach undertaking.
Four individuals were released on promise to appear while two were held for bail.
At a Press Conference today, Chief Larochelle thanked the members of our Street Crime Unit for their hard work and once again stated: “Medical marijuana can only be obtained through registered post after being prescribed by a Doctor. Marijuana dispensaries are illegal and Kingston Police will investigate and act appropriately on any establishments in possession of marijuana.”
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