From the OPP
On Tuesday, members of the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team of the OPP, along with members of the North West Region Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, executed a search warrant at a local business identified as Winnipeg River Naturals located on Highway 17E in Kenora.
As a result, police seized 110 grams of suspected cannabis bud, 20 Indica/Sativa sprays, and five THC dropper vials.
Police also seized a cellphone and $2,250 in Canadian currency.
Police identified and arrested the business owner and an employee.
A 48-year-old female and a 66-year-old male from Kenora both were charged with possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling.
They were released on a promise to appear in court on March 7 in Kenora.
The OPP and its partners continue to work with communities and engage all stakeholders with respect to enforcement action on illegal cannabis store fronts.
The focus of the strategy is to dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as store fronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).