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9 charged after Halifax police raid Dartmouth cannabis dispensary

Police have charged nine people with selling cannabis after a search of an illegal cannabis dispensary in Dartmouth last Friday.
Police have charged nine people with selling cannabis after a search of an illegal cannabis dispensary in Dartmouth last Friday. Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press

Halifax Regional Police have charged nine people for selling cannabis after searching a dispensary in Dartmouth last Friday.

Police say members of the Drug Unit exercised a search warrant at the Atlantic Compassion Club Society at 141 Main St. shortly after 10 a.m. on Dec. 7.

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Investigators seized more than 10,000 grams of cannabis, 1,000 pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes, 350 packages of cannabis resin and other cannabis products.

A man from Halifax, a man from Chester and three men and four women from Dartmouth were charged with possession for the purpose of distributing and possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling.

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Police say they will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.

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The sale of cannabis is only legal at Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. (NSLC) outlets in the province.