A Halifax marijuana dispensary employee is now facing drug trafficking charges, that were prompted by a police investigation into a robbery at the business.
The owner of Scotia Green Dispensary on Spring Garden Road, Carl Morgan, said the investigation into the robbery has taken a wrong turn.
“We are not the bad guys here,” Morgan said. “We are trying to help people. We just want to have a fair chance at business.”
Halifax Regional Police (HRP) said they responded to the robbery at Scotia Green Dispensary at 9:39 p.m. on Monday.
It’s alleged two masked men armed with a gun had stolen money and products from the shop. They’re also believed to have robbed customers.
As a result of the investigation, police say members of the Integrated General Investigation Section and Guns and Gangs Unit executed a search warrant at the dispensary on Tuesday evening.
A 33-year-old employee of the dispensary was arrested. He’s facing charges of trafficking controlled substances.
“Instead of investigating the real crime … what they do is just the easiest,” Morgan said. “The patients are really the ones who are getting hurt.”
In a press conference on Wednesday, Supt. Jim Perrin said that during HRP’s investigation of the robbery, officers came across additional marijuana substances. That resulted in police laying the trafficking charges.
WATCH: A Halifax marijuana dispensary employee is now facing drug trafficking charges that were prompted by a police investigation into a robbery at the business. Alexa MacLean has more.