Three arrested and Cannabis products seized from unlicensed storefront

December 24, 2020
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

News release

Yesterday morning just past 9 a.m., police searched an unlicensed cannabis storefront on Glendale Ave. in Lower Sackville.

On December 23, as a result of the unlicensed cannabis storefront continuing to operate and not voluntarily ceasing operations, police attended the property and conducted a search of the unlicensed cannabis storefront under the federal Cannabis Act. A significant quantity of cannabis, including cannabis edibles as well as liquid Psilocybin and cash were seized. Three adults have been arrested and are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 10, 2021 to face the following charges:

  • Possess for Purpose of Distributing
  • Possess for Purpose of Selling
  • Possess for Use in Production or Distribution of Illicit Cannabis
  • Possess Property Obtained by Crime
  • Possess Psilocybin for the Purpose of Trafficking

The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia RCMP is continuing to employ a measured approach, which includes consultation with the stakeholders, to address the unlicensed sale of cannabis in the community. Increasing complaints and concerns about the products being sold and the potential sale to youth prompted the police action at these storefronts. Our goal is to have the unlicensed storefronts cease operations.

File # 20-48405

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Contact information

Sgt. Andrew Joyce
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154
andrew.joyce@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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