RCMP charge two adults under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act

Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia – Yesterday morning, as a result of a multiple-month investigation and pursuant to a search warrant, Halifax District RCMP conducted a search of a cannabis storefront on Sackville Dr., seized various forms of cannabis and laid charges against two adults.

A large quantity of cannabis, cannabis oils, injectables, and edible forms of cannabis, including, cookies, rice crisps, hot chocolate, gummies, and peanut butter balls were seized. A man and a woman, both from Halifax, are facing charges under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act for operating an illegal cannabis storefront.

Under the Act, it is illegal to sell cannabis, operate an establishment that sells cannabis or purchase cannabis other than from an authorized cannabis seller. The fine for these offences ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition, property owners who lease property to those operating illegal storefronts risk facing the same fines for assisting in the offences.

The owner of the building was given formal notice to end the lease agreement with the operator.

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The two adults charged are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court, June 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation continues.

File # 18-183112

Nova Scotia RCMP

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