Article by Alan Campbell, Richmond News
A store caught by police allegedly selling marijuana and illegal marijuana-related products has been the recipient of numerous City of Richmond bylaw infraction tickets.
The Richmond News reported last week how Richmond RCMP executed a search warrant at the at the WeeMedical Wellness Center on Anderson Road, just a few yards from the front door of Richmond City Hall.
Police said that, during the search, they found dozens of bags of illegal marijuana and marijuana-based products, including candy-like items, for sale.
And according to the City of Richmond, bylaw officers have been pursuing the store for some time for operating without a licence and had issued a “number of tickets.”
“We were continuing to seek to bring them, voluntarily, into compliance with our bylaws; however, they continued to operate,” said city spokesperson Ted Townsend.
“We will continue to monitor the premises to determine if further action is necessary.”
Both the RCMP and the city believe WeeMedical hasn’t opened since it received the RCMP “visit” last Tuesday, Jan. 24.
When the News arrived at the store on Monday afternoon, the blinds were closed and the door was locked.