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OPP Report - Cannabis Act Search Warrant executed in Essex

submitted to EFP

On November 6, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Essex County OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant under the Cannabis Act of Canada at a commercial location on Talbot Street North in the town of Essex.

As a result, a quantity of cash, cannabis and cannabis edibles were seized.

A 36 year old man and three adult women were arrested at the scene. All four individuals are charged with Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling contrary to Section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act of Canada. All four have been released from custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on December 17, 2018. The investigation is ongoing.

Charged are:

Scott FLETCHER, age 36 of Essex, Ontario

Caitlynn REID, age 20 of Leamington, Ontario

Sydnee SLEEMAN, age 20 of Leamington, Ontario

Chelsea STEVENSON, age 25 of Essex, Ontario

The OPP is reminding the public that although cannabis laws have recently changed, it remains illegal to purchase cannabis from any other source than a government approved retailer.


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