**** HRP Media Release
Police charge five people after search of illegal cannabis dispensary
Police have charged five people after conducting a search of an illegal cannabis dispensary yesterday in Bedford.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., members of the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and West Division Community Response Officers, conducted a search warrant at East Coast Greenery located at 793 Bedford Highway in Bedford. Investigators seized almost $8,000, approximately 10 pounds of cannabis, over 4 pounds of hashish and approximately 14,000 other cannabis products.
Five people were arrested at the location without incident:
- Noah Mansfield Greiss, 28, of Halifax
- Jason Paul Pelley, 40, of Dartmouth
- Stephanie Alexandra Clarke, 30, of Dartmouth
- Troy William Power, 28, of Halifax
- Nicholos Quinlan Hood, 32, of Willamswood
The five accused are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:
- Possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing contrary to Section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act
- Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling contrary to Section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act
- Possession for the use in production or distribution of illicit cannabis contrary to Section 13(1) of the Cannabis Act
- Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
The only legal way to buy recreational cannabis in Nova Scotia is through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Cannabis retail and online outlets. The only legal way for Canadians to access medical cannabis is through Health Canada.
If anyone has information about illegal sales, they are encouraged to report it to police or anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3Tips App.