Three people face charges after Toronto police drug squad officers allegedly seized marijuana, cash, 21 guns and a crossbow during raids in Scarborough and East York.
Drug squad officers with a search warrant on Jan. 24 entered a retail outlet near Donlands and Danforth avenues “solely set up to facilitate the sale of marijuana and assist customers in obtaining licences to possess marijuana,” police said Thursday, Jan. 31, in a release.
A marijuana grow operation at the store was licensed by Health Canada but exceeded legal allotments, the release said.
Two more search warrants were used to raid homes near Meadowvale and Kingston roads police say were connected to the retail operation.
A second marijuana grow operation in one home was licenced but also exceeded legal allotments, police said.
More than $224,000 in cash was seized during the operations, along with 17 long-barreled firearms, four pistols, a crossbow and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, said the release, adding two of the pistols were not registered.
Drugs alleged to have a street value of $200,000 were also seized, including 36 kilograms of marijuana, 1.5 kilograms of hashish and a quantity of psilocybin, police said.
A 50-year-old Toronto woman and two Toronto men, ages 59 and 27, face drug possession charges. Police said further arrests related to the operation are expected.