Article by Dan Brown, London Free Press
Provincial police said Wednesday their officers seized pot and tobacco products worth more than $700,000 in a raid June 4 of black-market pot shops southwest of London. They also charged 10 people in the raid.
The search of six illegal pot shops on Carriage Road in Middlesex Centre also turned up a shotgun, a bulletproof vest, $27,000 in cash and $9,000 worth of electronics, police said in a statement. The shops are located on or near property in Middlesex Centre owned by the Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Seven of those charged were identified as Oneida residents, by police. Another is a Chippewas of the Thames resident and one is from London. Police also charged a teen, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
All 10 face one charge each of possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling.
One among the 10, a 48-year-old Oneida man, also faces charges of assaulting a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.