Winnipeg Police Service has seized pot from two different dispensaries in Winnipeg.
Officers said over the last several months, members of the Marijuana Grow Operation Unit (MGOU) were conducting an investigation into the activities of two illegal marijuana dispensaries.
Police said the Winnipeg Compassion Club on McPhillips Street and the Winnipeg Compassion Club South on Pembina Highway were both openly selling pot.
On Jan. 8, officers from MGOU assisted Community Supports Units and seized the following:
- approximately $25,000 worth of marijuana
- $20,000 of marijuana in alternate forms
- $6,000 in cash
Three men, ages 27, 28 and 45, were arrested and charged with a number of drug charges and possession of the proceeds of crime.
Officers made a point of noting that marijuana seized in criminal investigations is never medical grade and is often found to contain contaminants which can post significant health risks.
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