Article by Jacob Boon, The Coast
Bad news for your weekend plans.
Members of the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division raided two different Halifax cannabis dispensaries on Friday morning.
In the first series of raids, officers with the SES along with RCMP and Halifax Regional Police executed four separate search warrants related to the Green Light dispensary on Barrington Street.
Cannabis products, plants and resin were seized from the business’ storefront, and a 22-year-old woman was arrested at the scene without incident. Cash and documents were also seized at an apartment on Fenwick Street, where 35-year-old Jesse Gerald Carroll was arrested without incident.
Carroll is listed by the Registry of Joint Stocks as Green Light’s director and president.
Police also seized documents from an apartment at King’s Wharf in Dartmouth, and a quantity of cocaine, MDMA, LSD and cannabis products from a residence on Rockcliffe Drive in Lakeside.
Carroll’s civic address is listed at King’s Wharf. He’s facing one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, MDMA and LSD, and multiple counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis products. The 22-year-old Halifax woman is facing two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Meanwhile, Coastal Cannapy on Agricola Street was also targeted this morning. In response to public complaints and following an investigation, HRP officers raided the business and seized “a quantity” of marijuana, edible cannabis products, hash and money.
Two men were arrested at the scene without incident. The 39-year-old and 35-year-old are facing one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana and hash.
On its Instagram this evening, Coastal Cannapy announced it was already open again for business and asked its customers to contact their MLAs and police to complain about the “terrible use of resources.”