Article by Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, CBC News
Twelve people are facing drug charges after six medical marijuana dispensaries in Saint John were simultaneously raided by police on Tuesday morning as part of a joint-forces operation.
The 10 a.m. raids stemmed from an investigation by the Saint John Police Force integrated street crime unit over the past “couple of months,” said Sgt. Charles Breen.
All 12 individuals are either owners or employees of the pot shops and are being charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, Breen said.
They were all arrested without incident and were expected to be released on a promise to appear in court May 2, he said.
Breen could not comment on what items were seized.
Officers remained at the dispensaries into the afternoon, collecting evidence, he said. More details are expected by Wednesday morning.