**** RCMP Media Release
Last evening, Nova Scotia RCMP issued a media release regarding the search and seizure at a cannabis storefront in Timberlea on May 6. The release included references and opinions that are outside of the scope of Nova Scotia RCMP.
We have taken measures to address the liberties that were taken in the release and apologize for the confusion it may have caused.
An amended release is included below.
Search Warrant executed at illegal cannabis storefront in Timberlea, Nova Scotia
May 8, 2019, Timberlea, Nova Scotia… On May 6, the Halifax District RCMP executed a search warrant at a cannabis storefront on St Margaret’s Bay Rd. in Timberlea.
As a result of the search, a large quantity of cannabis products was seized, including marihuana, edibles, oils and hashish. An employee was arrested at the scene without incident. A man is facing a charge under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act for operating an illegal cannabis storefront.
Under the Act, it is illegal to sell cannabis, operate an establishment that sells cannabis or purchase cannabis other than from an authorized cannabis seller. The fine for these offences ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition, property owners who lease property to those operating illegal storefronts risk facing the same fines for assisting in the offences.
The owner of the building was given formal notice to end the lease agreement with the operator.
The man charged is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court, at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.