Another Marijuana Dispensary Bust in Ottawa JAN 16, 2017

CDSA warrant executed on Bank Street results in two arrests


(Ottawa) –On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Ottawa Police Service Drug Unit executed a Control Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at an illegal marijuana dispensary located at 386 Bank Street.

On scene, two adults – a male and a female – were arrested without incident. Their names are not being released at this time so as not to jeopardize the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

They are both facing charges of:

  • Possession of a Schedule II substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 5(2) CDSA x 7
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime 354(1)(a) Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon 88(1) Criminal Code

Drugs and Property seized:

  • Marijuana
  • Hashish
  • THC edibles
  • THC gummies
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian Currency
  • Cellular telephones
  • Pepper Spray

The Ottawa Police Service would like to remind the public that storefront marijuana dispensaries are illegal and have no association with lawful medical marijuana.   Investigations related to such illegal storefronts will continue.

Marijuana is only legal when prescribed by a physician and accessed from an authorized producer. You can find more details on legal access to medicinal marijuana.

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