Non-essential business charge for Caledonia duo after OPP bust online cannabis business

A Haldimand duo is facing charges for continuing to operate a non-essential business amid COVID-19 after police busted an online cannabis business last week.

Ontario Provincial Police from the cannabis task force and officers from Haldimand and west region units executed a warrant in Caledonia, May 7, related to an illegal online marijuana distributor.

Police searched a residence on Thompson Road and a motor vehicle.

Officers confiscated “a quantity” of cannabis, cannabis products and Canadian and U.S. currency.

A man and woman, both 35, were charged with possession of cannabis unlawfully for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act, and fail to comply with an order made during a declared emergency for operating a non-essential business under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Both are scheduled to appear in court in Cayuga at a later date.

OPP said in a press release that they are continuing a strategy to stop the illegal sale of cannabis and “dismantle organized crime groups.”

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

By The Hamilton Spectator
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