Charges Laid in Connection with Illegal Drug Dispensary in Mississauga

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Published October 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

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And it starts.

Two people are facing charges in connection with the operation of what police are calling an illegal cannabis dispensary in Mississauga.

Cannabis is officially legal in Canada as of Oct. 17, but local residents are required to purchase products from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) exclusively.

Peel police say that on October 25, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers executed a search warrant at cannabis dispensary located at 119 Dundas Street East.

Police say 25-year-old Toronto man Jamal Gilcott and 32-year-old Toronto woman Ventura Miller, were charged with unlawfully selling cannabis, which is an offence under the Provincial Cannabis Act.

They were both released and will appear in court in the future.

“Our partners working in the City of Mississauga’s Compliance & Licensing Enforcement Unit issued an interim closure of the location,” Peel police said in a statement.

Peel police say they will continue to investigate and enforce the Cannabis Act.

“We want to remind members of our community that there are no legal cannabis dispensaries within our Region and that all purchases must be made through the Ontario government website. We also want to remind property owners that there are significant fines for allowing tenants to operate illegal cannabis dispensaries.”

Anyone with information in relation to illegal dispensaries is urged to call the Vice, Narcotics, and Street Level Organized Crime Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3515.  

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