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Police seize cannabis, psilocybin after raiding condo in Toronto’s Liberty Village

Aug 11, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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25-year-old man faces six charges

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A Toronto drug investigation has led to a raid on a residential unit in Liberty Village and the arrest of a 25-year-old man.

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According to the Toronto Police Service,Criminal Code search warrant was executed under the Cannabis Act last month and officers recovered 38 kilograms of cannabis, nearly 5 kg of psilocybin, 94 kg of marijuana derivatives and 2.6 kg of cannabis concentrates.

  1. A 40-year-old male employee of the store now faces a single count of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. /

    Second employee of Oshaweed dispensary in Oshawa, Ont. charged

  2. After working with the city’s Municipal Licensing & Standards team, officers with the Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant on Apr. 30 at Just Compassion Dispensary. /

    Four charged after Toronto police raid unlicensed dispensary

  3. Inside the pot shop, officers found and seized cannabis, cash and other weed products said to have a combined value of more than $66,000. / PHOTO BY GLETI / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

    Unlicensed cannabis dispensary in Oshawa, Ontario called Oshaweed busted

The 25-year-old now faces six charges, including distributing cannabis over 30 grams, possession for the purpose of selling and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Under the federal Cannabis Act, a distribution charge can lead to a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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The man was scheduled to appear in court earlier this week.

Police in the Greater Toronto Area have been busy in recent weeks, including raiding an unlicenced dispensary in Oshawa.

Dubbed “Oshaweed,” the shop was raided in July, with officers reporting they seized cash and cannabis products worth more than $66,000.

As a result of that investigation, a 47-year-old woman was charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. Earlier this week, a second employee, a 40-year-old man, was also charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling.

Last year, four Toronto-area residents were charged after an unlicensed cannabis store in North York was raided, leading to the seizure of 71 kg of cannabis and other products.

Along with the cannabis, police also seized 560 grams of hash, 394 pre-rolled joints, 7.2 kg of loose cannabis, 126 grams of psilocybin, 22 grams of CBD powder and $2,382 in Canadian currency from the business, named Just Compassion Dispensary.

As a result of that investigation, four people, ranging in age from 22 to 44, were charged with possession for the purpose of selling cannabis, possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.

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