Two arrested following seizure of product from unlicensed dispensary in Saint John

| Morton Robertson

Peace officers with the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety say they arrested a man and woman and seized contraband cannabis and other illegal products from a store in Saint John on January 9. 

On that day, provincial officers executed a search warrant at Milford Smoke, located at 548 Milford Rd. in Saint John, where a 63-year-old male delivery driver and 37-year-old female clerk were arrested for violations under the federal Cannabis Act.

Both were later released from custody and are due in court on April 4. The investigation is ongoing.

A post on the company’s Facebook page says the Milford Rd. location opened in November 2023, after moving from a previous location at 76 King Street in Saint John. An employee who answered the phone at the store today said they are currently only open for delivery as the storefront is now closed.

Peace officers seized:

  • 1.9 kilograms of dried cannabis
  • 327 grams of hashish
  • 327 jars/packs of cannabis shatter
  • 113 vape pens
  • 672 pre-rolled joints
  • 305 packages of edible gummies/food products
  • 206 flavoured nicotine vapes

Cannabis NB and provincially licensed private retail stores are permitted to sell cannabis in the province. Only these approved retailers offer regulated cannabis products that are approved by Health Canada and sourced by Cannabis NB.

There are 25 Cannabis NB stores in the province, plus a handful of privately-run cannabis stores.