Pubdate: Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2018 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Scott Billeck
Page: 10


Winnipeg police raided two illegal marijuana dispensaries last week,
just a few months before the plant becomes legal across the country.

Police said two locations of the Winnipeg Compassion Club, one on
Mcphillips Street and the other on Pembina Highway, were raided on
Jan. 8 after a months-long investigation by the service's Marihuana
Grow Operation Unit that found the dispensary to be openly selling pot
at both outlets.

The MGOU, and members of three different community support units
carried out the raid, which turned up $25,000 worth of marijuana and
$20,000 worth of marijuana in "alternate" forms, police said.

Police also seized $6,000 in cash.

Three men, ages 45, 28 and 27, have been arrested and charged with
several crimes under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act along
with possession of the proceeds of crime.

All three were released and face future court dates.
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