Police have charged four people after a drug search at Auntie’s Health & Wellness in downtown Halifax Friday afternoon.
Social media posts say that owner Shirley Martineau was among the four detained.
She said in December that she would no longer require a prescription at her medical marijuana dispensary for people to get weed, stating she would give it to anyone who needs it.
A call to Auntie’s was not returned.
Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Dianne Penfound would not say the business was Auntie’s, but did confirm the search was at 1547 Barrington St., the civic address matching the shop.
A release put out at 6 p.m. by the HRP said the four had been charged. It also said a quantity of marijuana and cannabis resin was seized.
A 66-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, all of Dartmouth, and 24-year-old man from Lower Sackville are all facing charges.
The all face one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana, and possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin.
The woman faces an additional charge of cultivation of marijuana.