Two Charged Over Claims of Downtown Barrie Illegal Dispensary

First Visit to Barrie From PJFCET

Two men are facing charges after a special police task force moved in to shut down what it calls an illegal cannabis dispensary.

Related: Dispensary Task Force Hits Downtown Barrie

As Barrie 360 reported yesterday, the province’s dispensary task force took a warrant to a business on Dunlop St. at Mulcaster, said to be illegally selling pot. Two store employees, a 31-year-old Barrie man, and a 23-year-old from Sudbury, were arrested on the spot and charged with possessing and selling pot, among other charges. Police claim to have seized about $24,730 in cannabis and cannabis-related products.

As a Barrie 360 representative arrived to take pictures of the location Thursday afternoon, about a half a dozen potential customers tried to open the door, only to find it locked.

The task force, called the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team, or PJFCET, is made up of officers from police services across the province, including from Barrie. It was created to combat cannabis-based organized crime and trafficking.

images courtesy TJ Adamson