An illegal cannabis store in downtown Whitby has been raided for the fourth time in the past year.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, members of the Central West Division Community Response Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant at the Cannastop store on Dundas Street East in Whitby.
Eight people were arrested and a large quantity of marihuana, marihuana products and approximately $30,000 in cash were seized. Of the eight people arrested, five were later charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000. All five were held for bail hearings.
The same store has been raided four times in the past year. The last raid took place January 24, 2018 when four different people were charged and an estimated $19,000 worth of drugs were seized.
The legalization of marijuana is still pending and the DRPS will continue to enforce existing laws regarding unlicensed drug dispensaries.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Brown of the Central West Division CRU at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1871.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.