April 20, 2019 10:37 am
Updated: April 23, 2019 11:35 am

Police crack down on more illegal pot activity in Hamilton

Hamilton police have shut down another unlicensed cannabis store in the city.

Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

Police continue to crack down on illegal cannabis operations in Hamilton.

Ontario Provincial Police and Hamilton police executed a search warrant at an unlicensed property in the city on Wednesday, where they seized cash, cannabis, assorted edibles and cannabis oils.

Police arrested a 60-year-old Hamilton woman, who is charged with possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, contrary to the Cannabis Act.

READ MORE: Hamilton’s first licensed cannabis store opens for business on Saturday

A day earlier, police executed another search warrant during a traffic stop and seized cannabis; hash; a variety of edibles; shatter; THC and CBD oils, creams and capsules; an unspecified amount of cash and the vehicle itself.

In that case, a 57-year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with five counts of possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, five counts of possessing cannabis for the purpose of distributing, and proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Both people were released from custody and are due to appear in court in Hamilton at a later date.

OPP announced the charges the day before Hamilton’s first licensed cannabis store was due to open in the east end. A second store is scheduled to open in Dundas on April 26.

At a police services board meeting on April 11, Hamilton police Deputy Chief Dan Kinsella told the board that the number of illegal dispensaries across Hamilton was down to 10.

READ MORE: 3 more unauthorized Hamilton pot shops up in smoke due to police raids

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