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Regina police charge 6 in Monday’s raid of 4 illegally-operated pot shops

Regina police raided four illegal pot shops on Monday and have laid charges against owners and employees. .
Regina police raided four illegal pot shops on Monday and have laid charges against owners and employees. . Stewart Manhas / Global News

Regina police have charged six people in relation to a raid of four illegally-operated pot shops on Monday afternoon.

Along with investigators from Safer Communities and Neighborhoods (SCAN), police say they entered the dispensaries at about 4 p.m.

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The shops are located in 1400 block of Scarth Street, the 2800 block of Saskatchewan Drive, the 2400 block of Dewdney Avenue and the 1500 block of 11th Avenue.

Police say they seized cannabis, cannabis products such as oil, candy, cream and edibles along with cash and documents related to illegal pot sales.

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Charges for five men and one woman, the employees and owners, include possessing more than 30 grams of illicit cannabis and distributing it.

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Court dates are set for Dec.16 for those required to attend.