Article by Amara McLaughlin, CBC News
Toronto police have raided a Hamilton pot shop owned by the so-called Prince of Pot, Marc Emery and his wife, Jodie just hours after the couple was arrested in Toronto heading to a marijuana festival in Europe.
About a dozen police officers were inside and around the Emery’s Hamilton marijuana dispensary, Cannabis Culture on King Street East, near Jarvis Street at 11 a.m.
Mark Pugash, a spokesperson for Toronto police said the raid was done as part of Project Gator, a Toronto Police Service project targeting marijuana dispensaries across the country.
In total, 11 search warrants were executed in Hamilton, Toronto and Vancouver, including five marijuana activists who were arrested in their homes, according to a Toronto police statement.
Britney Guerra, owner of the Hamilton Cannabis Culture location in the International Village, was arrested at her home in Stoney Creek on Thursday morning.
The 29-year-old faces seven charges for conspiracy and possession.