Article by Wendy Winiewski, Global News
A report of a break and enter has escalated to an investigation into an unauthorized cannabis outlet.
At 10 a.m. CT Tuesday Saskatoon police were called to the 600-block of 3rd Avenue North by a member of the public who reported a break-in.
On arrival, the investigation switched gears from pursuing a break and enter, to pursuing people responsible for an illegal cannabis operation.
Police seized three pounds of cannabis, $400 cash, and 300 cannabis-based derivatives. While the Saskatoon Police Service was previously aware that this location may be existing outside the law, the break and enter forced a response.
“It’s a matter of priorities,” explained Supt. Dave Haye. “When we’re dealing with drugs like fentanyl, which is responsible for deaths, and drugs like crystal meth which is responsible for a lot of our property crime increase, I mean, we have to make priorities so dealing with the unauthorized cannabis outlets hasn’t been a priority at this moment… until this incident.”