Three People Arrested, Released as Police Raid Surrey Pot Shop

Article by Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun

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Three people were arrested and released on Thursday as RCMP investigate a Surrey marijuana dispensary.

Around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Surrey RCMP officers executed a search warrant on Da Kine Glass and Gifts at 10330 152nd St. in Guildford, according to the shop’s owner. Officers had been stationed outside the shop for about 24 hours awaiting the warrant.

“They won’t tell us anything,” said Don Briere, owner of the Weeds Glass and Gifts chain, which includes the Da Kine Guildford shop. Briere said officers were boxing up items in the shop and obtaining security camera footage on Thursday evening.

Officers arrived Wednesday mid-afternoon to the shop, and had been standing by since, Briere told Postmedia on Thursday afternoon. Following the police arrival, Briere said he ordered staff to close the shop early and to comply with officers. The dispensary did not open as scheduled on Thursday morning, with some customers and patients being turned away, he said.

“I don’t know what that’s costing them, but it’s costing a lot of money in every sense of the word,” said Briere, who maintained there were likely other more pressing matters police could have been attending to, instead of standing guard outside his business overnight.

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