Five charged after drug processing plant found in Hamilton
A Hamilton police cruiser is featured in this file photo. (Andrew Collins)
Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:58PM EDT
Hamilton police say they have charged five people after officers executed two search warrants on an illegal cannabis dispensary and a drug processing plant.
According to a news release issued Tuesday, officers executed the first search warrant on an illegal cannabis dispensary on Main Street East in Hamilton Friday.
During the search, police also located a processing plant for drugs in the adjacent unit. A second search warrant resulted in the seizure of various machines used for making marijuana concentrates and drug trafficking.
Hamilton police say they took possession of about $1.5 million worth of processed marijuana, THC-based products and oils from both units.
A 22-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman, a 41-year-old woman, and a 46-year-old man from Hamilton, as well as a 30-year-old man from Niagara Falls, were taken into custody by police. They face various drug-trafficking charges, including possession for the purposes of trafficking of marijuana, cannabis resin, and THC.
All five suspects were released on a promise to appear for future court dates.