Article by Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor
Brantford police have shut down the Cannabis Culture store for the second time in less than a week.
Members of the police street crime unit executed a search warrant at the Colborne Street West business on Friday less than an hour after local media had visited the store to interview employees.
Police took at least two people into custody during the raid. Officers remained on scene for the better part of the day.
Prior to being taken into custody, Mat Ferguson, a spokesperson for the store, had provided a tour of the business to an Expositor reporter.
The store opened on Sunday. On Tuesday night, police shut down the store and charged the owner, a 35-year-old Stoney Creek man, with possession for the purpose of trafficking. It remained closed for most of Wednesday while police waited for a search warrant to enter the premises.
“They packed everything up and left sometime around 3 or 4 p.m. (on Wednesday),” Ferguson said. “They haven’t said how much they got which is a little bit odd because usually they like to announce that.
“It couldn’t have been very much.”