2 Charged After Police Bust Illegal Cannabis Dispensary in Barrie

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2 charged after police bust illegal cannabis dispensary in Barrie By Daina Goldfinger Local Online Journalist Global News Police executed a search warrant at the illegal store on Dunlop Street and seized cannabis and related products. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Two men have been charged after officers busted an illegal cannabis dispensary in Barrie on Wednesday, police say.

Police executed a search warrant at the illegal store on Dunlop Street and seized cannabis and related products valued at $24,730, as well as $4,333 in cash and electronics related to the business, officers add.

The store employees were both arrested and charged, police say.

Richard Barry Hewson, 31, from Barrie, was charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling it, selling cannabis and possession of crime proceeds under $5,000.

Matthew Richer, 23, from Sudbury, is facing the same charges as Hewson.

“There was nobody else charged. I don’t believe there was anybody in the store at the time,” said OPP Sgt. Jason Folz.

According to Folz, the store, which has since closed down, was selling cannabis, resin, shatter and edibles.

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