three raids in Hamilton
Hamilton police and the OPP teamed up on Thursday to raid three unlicensed storefronts, two on Kenilworth Avenue and one on Barton Street.
Hamilton police announced during the police board meeting that three more stores had been shuttered after searches by the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team and Hamilton police.
A total of seven people face charges, ranging in age from 18 to 42.
The raids were carried out on the same day that Deputy Police Chief Dan Kinsella told the Hamilton Police Services Board that the number of unauthorized dispensaries across Hamilton, once more than 50, was down to 10.
Kinsella also predicted that the city’s first two provincially licensed stores will open next weekend.