19 people face charges following Hamilton dispensary raids

Several charges have been laid against 19 people, following raids at illegal dispensaries in Hamilton this week. MMJ Canada

Almost 20 people are facing charges following a series of raids at three illegal cannabis dispensaries in Hamilton.

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Search warrants were executed at three MMJ Canada locations on Wednesday, when police seized many cannabis products including cannabis oils, edibles, shatter, cannabis shake, vape pens, and cannabis creams.

MMJ Canada has locations at George St., Stone Church Rd. E. and Ottawa St. North.

The 19 accused are both men and women from Hamilton, who range in age from 19 to 36.

-Ryan Jaycock, 27
-Genesis Sanchez, 24
-Jacob Holton, 24
-Colleen Smith, 25
-Brendan Last, 31
-Alexander Koster, 26
-Aaliyah Franklin, 21
-Jennifer Cameron, 26
-Eric Phelps, 29
-Jennifer Gabor, 20
-Tristan Engley, 24
-William Howdden, 35
-Emily Cleland, 31
-Rahand Ismaeel, 19
-Marlena Martin, 30
-Quinn Murphy, 23
-Andrew Pearson, 35
-Lyndsy Phillips, 36
-Dade Skilleter, 20

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The accused were released with a future court date.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

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