Article by Yvette D’Entremont,
Halifax police have charged nine people after a search of what they say was an illegal cannabis dispensary in Dartmouth.
In a media release, Halifax Regional Police said that shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, they executed a search warrant at the Atlantic Compassion Club Society at 141 Main St. in Dartmouth.
Investigators allegedly seized more than 10,000 grams of cannabis, 1,000 pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes, 350 packages of cannabis resin and other cannabis products.
A man from Halifax, a man from Chester and three men and four women from Dartmouth were all charged under section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act — possession for the purpose of distributing, and under section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act — possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling.
StarMetro Halifax called the Atlantic Compassion Club Society on Monday morning and the dispensary appeared to be open for business. When asked if anyone was willing to talk about the charges, the person who answered the phone passed it to someone else. That person simply said “We’re not available to give a statement about this at this time, thank you very much” before hanging up.