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Pair charged for alleged drug distribution from Toronto home

Marijuana continues to be a touchy subject in Canada, and many think of it as a legal "grey area." At the end of the day, however, there are still strict laws in place regarding its use, possession and transfer. A pair of Toronto residents was recently charged after police broke up what they allege to be a neighbourhood drug distribution business.

On Jan. 30, Toronto Police from 14 Division enacted a search warrant at a home under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. An investigation led police to the home where, they allege, two people were operating a neighbourhood marijuana dispensary. Various forms of marijuana were purportedly sold there, including edible products. Police considered the operation to be sophisticated in nature.

A 40-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man, both Toronto residents, were arrested on the premises. Among the charges laid were possession of the proceeds of crime, and possession of a Schedule II substance. A court date was scheduled for Jan. 31.

Although the alleged quantity of marijuana was apparently not enough to merit a trafficking charge, conviction on a possession charge could still result in a fine and a criminal record. This is a situation anyone would be eager to avoid. Any charge for drug distribution or possession should be taken seriously, and in order to have the best chance at an agreeable conclusion, it may be a good idea to get professional assistance when facing such a situation. A lawyer with a keen understanding of drug law will be able to provide a skilled defence in the face of drug charges.

Source: insidetoronto.com, "Two people arrested in connection with drug investigation in Toronto", Jan. 31, 2017

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