RCMP report seizing "shockingly large" amounts of cannabis from Burnaby dispensary

Aug 20 2019, 2:42 pm

The Burnaby RCMP say that they’ve seized “shockingly large quantities” of cannabis products during a raid that took place over the summer.

According to a statement from police, it was part of an ongoing investigation that started in June, involving frontline officers, drug investigators, bylaw officers, and provincial agencies.

Police performed the raid on an alleged illegal dispensary, located on Imperial Street near Royal Oak Avenue.

As a result, massive quantities of cannabis and derivatives, paraphernalia, and cash were reportedly seized.

The RCMP also says that members of the public sent in numerous reports of youths “frequenting and possibly obtaining cannabis from the site.”

“Edibles are still illegal in Canada and can pose serious health risks to consumers given unregulated dosage, possible contamination by unknown substances, and their inherent appeal to children,” reads the police statement.

“Yes, cannabis is legal, but getting cannabis products illegally can be dangerous,” says Constable Peter Byun, a lead investigator. “You also don’t know where all that money is going.”