(LONDON, ON) - On March 28, 2019, members of the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the London Police Service, executed a search warrant at an illegal cannabis storefront in London, Ontario.
As a result of the warrants being executed, police seized cannabis oil, cannabis edibles, cannabis rubs; an approximate value of $2257. Police also seized under $100 in currency.
The following individual has been arrested and charged with Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, contrary to section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act (CA) and Disobey lawful order of court, contrary to section 127(1) of the Criminal Code (CC).
· Kara BARBER, 32-years-old, of London, Ontario
The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice, in London, at a later date.
The OPP is continuing to lead an enforcement strategy which includes other Ontario police services. This strategy will reflect actionable intelligence on illegal cannabis operations.
The focus of the strategy is to dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as store fronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets.
Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.