Hamilton police seize over $1M worth of cannabis in illegal edibles drug bust

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Published August 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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An illegal cannabis manufacturing facility in Hamilton was raided by police with over $1 million worth of product being seized.

The search warrant was executed on Tuesday (Aug. 17) at what Hamilton Police referred to as “an east-end business.”

“Cannabis has been legalized but facilities are still required to be government regulated to ensure the safety of the consumer,” said a spokesperson for the Hamilton Police Service.

“Police are concerned that the edible candies resemble those that exist in the market. As such, there is a chance they may get into the hands of young children and be mistaken for regular candy.”

Seized by police:

  • Over 30,000 packages of THC edible candies valued at over $700,000
  • Oil hash and shatter products, valued at over $ $100,000
  • Cannabis seized valued over $175,000
  • Loose THC / CBD edible candies not yet packaged valued at over $ 70,000

Two individuals were arrested on site and released with a promise to appear in court.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of one other person.

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