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Charges Laid After Warrant Served at Illegal Cannabis Dispensary in Barrie

Charges Laid After Warrant Served at Illegal Cannabis Dispensary in Barrie
August 1st, 2019 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) - On July 31, 2019, members of the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), including members of the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie Police Service, served a warrant at an illegal Cannabis Dispensary on Dunlop Street in the City of Barrie. 

Police seized cannabis and cannabis related products valued at $24,730, as well $4333 of Canadian currency and electronics related to the illegal business. 

The store employees were both arrested and charged. 

Richard Barry HEWSON 31-years-old of Barrie, Ontario charged with:

 

• Possession of Cannabis for the purpose of selling - Cannabis Act

• Selling Cannabis - Cannabis Act

• Possession of Proceeds of crime under $5000 - Criminal Code

 

Matthew RICHER 23-years-old of Sudbury, Ontario charged with:

• Possession of Cannabis for the purpose of selling - Cannabis Act

• Selling Cannabis - Cannabis Act

• Possession of Proceeds of crime under $5000 - Criminal Code

 

The accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on September 28, 2019.        

The investigation into this illegal dispensary is on-going, if you have information on this or any crime contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime.  

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka or Grey-Bruce on Twitter or Facebook.

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Contact:  

Sergeant J.T. (Jason) Folz

Central Region Media Relations/Community Servicers Coordinator

C: 705 826-0416 or [email protected]