Two more First Nation dispensaries raided
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:04PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:11PM EST
After executing two search warrants in Wahnapitae First Nation Thursday, Ontario Provincial Police along with Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team, the North East Region Community Street Crimes Unit, West Parry Sound Crime Unit and the detatchment carried out two more on dispensaries in Henvey Inlet First Nations on Friday.
It is all part of a crackdown on what police call illegal cannabis operations.
"Our hope is that with the new laws that something the courts can do to help us out in relation to stiffer penalties will ultimately send a message that, your store is illegal." Sergeant Al Naveau, of the Anishnabek Police Service.
Nearly $200,00 in cannabis products were seized along with just under $3,500 in cash from the two establishments south of Sudbury, one located on Bekanon Road, the other on Highway 69.
Three men from the Greater Sudbury area were arrested and charged. They have all been released and will appear in a Parry Sound court on February 28th.