Joint police forces shut down yet another illegal cannabis dispensary in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Ontario Provincial Police along with Hamilton police and the province’s cannabis enforcement team executed a search warrant at a pot shop located on James Street North.
Officers seized cannabis, shatter and edibles, as well as cash and a motor vehicle.
Three men and two women, aged 23 to 59, were taken into custody for possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling and released with a future court date.
Hamilton police have been shutting down several cannabis dispensaries in the city. New powers came into effect Jan. 1 allowing officers to change the locks, put an alarm on the premises and use other security techniques to ensure the businesses stay closed.
With files from Don Mitchell
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