Article by CBC News
Six people are facing charges after police seized drugs and lab equipment from two alleged illegal marijuana dispensaries in Moncton.
Members of the Codiac Regional RCMP executed search warrants at two locations on Mapleton Road on Wednesday, Sgt. Louis Robichaud said in a statement on Thursday.
A “quantity” of marijuana was seized from each location, along with lab equipment believed to be used for the manufacturing of cannabis oil, said Robichaud.
Five men, ranging in age from 19 to 37, and a 56-year-old woman were arrested and released on promises to appear in court at later dates.
“There is no legal mechanism that allows for medical marijuana dispensaries to sell cannabis to the public,” said Robichaud, noting cannabis remains a controlled substance.
Full implementation of legal cannabis is expected “next summer,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.
RCMP are still trying to determine who the supplier of the drug is, as it is illegal and unregulated, said Robichaud.