Police in Ontario have arrested five and seized large quantities of cannabis and mushroom products, along with other drugs, weapons, cash, and more.
The Ontario Provincial Police’s Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team led a raid on Thursday, November 9 in southwestern Ontario that they say was part of a larger distribution network.
Police say they seized 110 kilograms of dried cannabis along with more than 1,000 cannabis pre-rolls, and thousands of cannabis-infused edibles as well as psilocybin-infused edibles. Police also seized 16 ounces of cocaine, hundreds of prescription pills, along with $1 million in cash, two gold Rolex watches, three vehicles, and a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition.
Four men and one woman from Ontario face numerous charges, including drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. All of the accused have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in January.
The Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team is responsible for enforcing marijuana laws and probing black-market businesses that exploit the legal cannabis market.
A full list of seizures:
- 110-kilogram dried cannabis
- Five-kilogram – cannabis resin
- Two-kilogram cannabis shatter
- More than 4,500 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape pens
- 170 vials of cannabis shatter
- 280 THC bars
- More than 5,000 THC gummies
- 900 psilocybin gummies
- 800 psilocybin bars
- More than 1,000 pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes
- 60 THC suckers
- 55 ml cannabis oil
- 16 oz cocaine
- More than 100 suspected oxycodone pills
- More than 200 suspected percocet pills
- More than 150 suspected hydromorphone pills