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RCMP says Nanaimo pot dispensaries “on notice” after recent raid

 Nature’s Source Dispensary,Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW 

NANAIMO — After another pot shop raid, Nanaimo RCMP say all dispensaries in the city are on notice. 

On Thursday, March 9, police raided Nature’s Source Dispensary in the 600 block of Fifth St. RCMP Cst. Gary O’Brien said two were arrested with 15 lbs. of marijuana and $2,000 in cash seized. 

O’Brien said the raid was triggered by numerous concerns. 

“In this particular case, this storefront was located about 500 metres from a local elementary school (Georgia Avenue Elementary). It was also generating a significant amount of foot and vehicle traffic. Nearby residents were also complaining to use and they were saying it was disrupting their enjoyment of their neighbourhood.” 

This was the second raid is less than a month. 

O’Brien said police action at this rate can be expected since they’ve got a stronger handle on the fentanyl and carfentanil situation in Nanaimo. 

“It’s still a significant issue in our community but we recognize that we’ve identified the lines of who is distributing it. At this time we can safely commit some resources and time and energy to deal with the store front issue,” he said. 

The two employees arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking will appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Tuesday, Aug. 8. 

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4 arrested after police bust marijuana dispensary in Kitchener

Police seized large amounts of money, marijuana and hash, as well as edible treats and beverages

Waterloo Regional Police arrested four people Friday after searching a marijuana dispensary in downtown Kitchener. (Colin Butler/CBC News) 

Waterloo Regional Police arrested four people Friday after searching a marijuana dispensary in downtown Kitchener. Police say they initiated an investigation last month into the illegal sale of marijuana and other cannabis products from dispensaries in the region. 

The dispensaries investigated received multiple warnings to suspend operations, police said, noting that the sale of cannabis is illegal unless a distributor is licensed by Health Canada. 

During Friday’s search, police seized large amounts of marijuana, hash, and other cannabis products, like edible treats and beverages, from the dispensary. Money was also seized. 

Three women and one man have been arrested and face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.  

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Kingston Police Execute Warrant on Pot Dispensary, Six Arrested

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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