March 14, 2018 4:02 pm

Police raid illegal marijuana dispensary operating near Hamilton daycare

Hamilton police continue to crack down on illegal marijuana dispensaries.


Hamilton police have announced another raid at one of the dozens of illegal marijuana dispensaries that is operating in the city.

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Officers executed a search warrant at Skip the Dealer in Stoney Creek on Tuesday, and arrested the 32-year-old owner.

She faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, after police found marijuana, cannabis resin and other products.

Investigators said the Highway 8 dispensary has been operating close to a child daycare centre.

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Police have pledged to continue enforcing existing regulations until Canada’s new marijuana laws take effect.

According to a recent count, 46 cannabis dispensaries were operating in Hamilton.

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