More than $136,000 worth of drugs and cash seized27 October 2022
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Peace officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, with support from the Codiac Regional RCMP, executed a search warrant in Moncton on Oct. 13 and seized about $136,000 worth of cannabis, cannabis products, vaping products and currency from an illegal cannabis dispensary.
- 12.2 kilograms of cannabis
- 1.5 kilograms of hashish
- 91 disposable vaping pens
- 130 vape cartridges
- 255 grams of live resin (a cannabis concentrate)
- 52 grams of RSO (a cannabis oil product)
- 200 grams of edibles
- about $10,400 in cash
Two men, aged 41 and 44, were arrested in Moncton and later released. The matter remains under investigation and charges are being considered.
The federal Cannabis Act delegates authority for retail operations of cannabis to the provinces. Cannabis NB, the only legal retailer of recreational cannabis for New Brunswick, manages retail cannabis sales in the province. Illegal dispensaries are not regulated and often sell products targeting young people. These dispensaries also sell products that are not tested or approved by Health Canada.