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Four arrested after searches at cannabis dispensaries

By Tara Clow Apr 18, 2024 | 10:22 AM

Charges have been laid under the federal Cannabis Act after searches of Moncton and Riverview cannabis dispensaries.

Peace officers with the Department of Justice searched the Queen-E Smoke and Vape Outlet on Pinewood Road in Riverview and Mountain Road in Moncton.

A 57-year-old Moncton man, a 42-year-old Moncton woman, a 55-year-old Lakeville woman and a 23-year-old Shediac man were arrested on April 4.

In Riverview, peace officers seized:

  • 1.83 kilograms of dried cannabis
  • 97 packages of edibles
  • 16 grams of hashish
  • 176 pre-rolled cannabis joints
  • 24 grams of shatter
  • 49 flavoured nicotine vapes
  • $2,132 in cash (including cash in ATM)

In Moncton, they seized:

  • 1.25 kilograms of dried cannabis
  • 184 packages of edibles
  • 11 grams of hashish
  • 295 pre-rolled cannabis joints
  • five grams of shatter
  • 40 flavoured nicotine vapes
  • $3,116 in cash (including cash in ATM)

All were released from custody pending court appearances at a later date.

Cannabis NB and approved private retail partners are the only legal retailers of cannabis products in New Brunswick. A list of approved private retailers is available online.