Article by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun
Forget the buzz when there is so much heat coming down from the fuzz.
A law enforcement hat trick? A cannabis tri-fecta? Three times unlucky?
Call it what you want but a third raid of the infamous marijuana shop at 461 Church St. Monday has proven all too much for some of the Village Cannabis Dispensary employees, including one of its managers.
“This is my last shift,” bewildered shop manager Mark Harrison said Wednesday. “They win.”
The sight of cops coming through the door to confiscate their marijuana and money, as well as charging staff members, is starting to work.
“I just don’t want to get charged,” said Harrison.
He’s not alone. Many staff at the store originally called Cannabis Culture have also quit. The breaking point came Monday.
“Police came in and took all of the product and money,” said Harrison. “They also wanted to take the safe with them out the back door but we managed to get it open for them.”
Still, with a fellow manager and a staffer being charged Monday, it was hitting to close to home.
Daniella Crisostomo, 21, was charged with trafficking marijuana and being in possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000. She has a court date a date to be fingerprinted just 15 months before pot becomes legal.