HAMILTON, Ont. — Hamilton police raided a controversial medical marijuana grow-operation after the National Post revealed it was operated by a gangster who had been murdered in Toronto.
Officers with the Vice and Drug unit raided the large building in the city’s east end on April 11, Hamilton police said, five days after the Post published a report on the facility’s connection to organized crime through Antonio Sergi, a mob-linked Toronto man known as “Tony Large” who was shot in his driveway last month.
By the time officers arrived at the marijuana business, however, all plants and people were gone, according to a police statement.
“The Hamilton Police Service received information in regards to a marijuana grow operation at 229 Kenilworth Ave. N. in the City of Hamilton,” says a written statement from police.
“An investigation commenced and a search warrant was sought and granted,” it says. “The operation had been dismantled and removed. There was, however, evidence of a previous marijuana grow operation.”