Four people have been charged after Toronto police raided an east-end Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensary, which was also targeted on two other occasions in the past two weeks.
Police said officers executed a search warrant at the Cannabis Culture dispensary located at 711 Queen St. E. around 4 p.m. Thursday.
Gurpall Saini, 33, Nikolaus Petrogiani, 28, Enrique Lopez, 32, and Crystal Barrel, 29, all of Toronto, were arrested and charged with possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.
Police said around 1,640 grams of marijuana, $3,770 in Canadian currency and 1.92 grams of shatter were allegedly seized in the search.
The arrests came after the same location was raided by police Wednesday around 11 a.m., along with another Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensary located at 2889 St. Clair Ave. E., that resulted in charges laid against nine people.
“It breaks my heart knowing that good people are being arrested and jailed,” Jodie Emery told Global News from Vancouver Wednesday after the raids.
“It’s scary seeing so much brute force used against peaceful non-violent people and to know that this government is simply trying to stomp out the dispensaries in advance of the very prohibitionist regulations that they will be introducing.”