GTA men charged after allegedly selling alcohol at illegal Markham store

Feb 25 2020, 1:05 pm

Three men are facing charges after investigators shut down an illegal store where alcohol was being sold in Marham, according to York Regional Police.

An investigation into a commercial unit located at 145 Royal Crest Court on Wednesday, November 13, as it was believed that alcohol was being sold.

Police say that as the investigation went on, it was apparent that regular customers attended the commercial unit to purchase liquor and beer.

A search warrant was executed on Thursday, January 30, and two men were placed under arrest without incident. Officers say they found more than $100,000 worth of alcohol in a storefront, and alcohol being stored in moving trucks.

Police say they believe that the alcohol was being purchased in Quebec, and transported to Markham for sale.

They also reportedly located various cannabis and CBD oil products pre-packaged for sale.

Following those findings, a Cannabis Act search warrant was obtained, and police seized pre-packaged CBD oil, packaging materials, cannabis edibles, dried cannabis, and pre-packaged CBD vaping cartridges.

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Anil Anand, 56, of Brampton, and Ramandeep Singh, of Toronto, have been arrested and charged with Keep/Sell/Offer Liquor for Sale.

Further, Bill Tsetsekas, 56, of Markham, has been charged with Possession of Cannabis for Purpose of Distribution, Unauthorized Production of Cannabis, and Possession for use in Production or Distribution of Illicit Cannabis.

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The investigation is ongoing.

The York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Theft Unit can be reached at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6651, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or by leaving an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.