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2 men charged after search of illegal cannabis dispensary in Halifax: police

A handful of cannabis is shown in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
A handful of cannabis is shown in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Halifax Regional Police said they charged two men with the illicit sale of cannabis after a search of a dispensary on Thursday morning.

Police said they executed a search warrant at Chronic Releaf located at 355 Herring Cove Rd. in Halifax.

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“Investigators seized in excess of 500 grams of cannabis, a quantity of cannabis oils, other cannabis products and a quantity of cash,” police said in a press release.

According to authorities, two men, both 29 and both from Halifax, were arrested at the scene. They each face charges of:

  • possession for the purpose of distributing
  • possessing of cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • possession for the use and distribution of Illicit cannabis
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Both accused are scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date, police said.

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