March 14, 2018 5:02 pm

Police raid illegal marijuana dispensary operating near Hamilton daycare

Hamilton police continue to crack down on illegal marijuana dispensaries.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney
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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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