Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Mugglehead Magazine
Alternative investment news based in Vancouver, B.C.

Canada

Burnaby police shut down illicit cannabis storefront

The store’s signage was for a tattoo studio but set up as a ‘drug dispensary,’ police say

Burnaby police shut down illicit cannabis storefront
Image via Burnaby RCMP

Police in Burnaby say they’ve shut down an illicit storefront selling cannabis and other drugs.

In a statement Thursday, Mounties say an investigation started after a tip came in about a teen who allegedly bought cannabis from a storefront on Hastings Street and Beta Avenue.

The store’s signage was for a tattoo studio, but it was operating without a business licence set up as a “drug dispensary,” according to police.

Through the use of a search warrant, RCMP accompanied by bylaw officers raided the location on Feb. 18.

Police seized cannabis products, psilocybin mushrooms and what they suspect is MDMA.

“It is of particular concern to our officers and to the community that an underage teenager was allegedly able to purchase drugs from this location,” says Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

He warned of the risk of buying and using unregulated drugs.

Read more: $13M in cannabis and psilocybin seized in Alberta and BC raids

 

Follow Mugglehead on Twitter

Like Mugglehead on Facebook

Follow Kathryn Tindale on Twitter

kathryn@mugglehead.com

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Health and Safety

Science doesn't know yet, but one psychedelic researcher is chasing clues to see if it can

Canada

As more medium-to-small producers came into play this year, great weed started hitting legal shelves at fairer prices

Culture

Punishments for possession include caning and the death penalty. Despite a global trend of reform, The Fine City remains staunch in its anti-drug stance

Analysis

While legal weed businesses decry enforcement of their accounts, the platform says it's keeping its all-ages community safe