Contraband Seized From Illegal Moncton Pot Dispensary

Drugs, cannabis, tobacco and cash.

That’s what peace officers with New Brunswick’s justice department seized during a search last August at an illegal cannabis dispensary in Moncton.

Officers seized about 17 kilograms of dried cannabis, 119,000 illegal cigarettes, 3.4 kilograms of cannabis resin, 700 grams of cannabis edibles and 1.5 kilograms of a psychedelic compound.

They also seized more than $41,000, one vehicle and two prohibited weapons, described as “conducted energy weapons.”

The province said the seized contraband totalled around $280,000.

New Brunswick’s public safety minister, Bill Hogan, said the department has made contraband enforcement a key priority for the Safer Communities Program.

“We work closely with all of New Brunswick’s law enforcement agencies to eliminate the sale of illegal cannabis,” he said.

Officers arrested a 62-year-old man and a 63-year-old man in Moncton before later releasing them. The province says an investigation continues, adding it will consider charges.

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