ESKASONI, N.S. —
RCMP seized cannabis products from an unlicensed storefront in Eskasoni on Thursday.
RCMP received a report on Oct. 9 that an unlicensed cannabis storefront was opening on Crane Cove Road in the community.
Over the course of the investigation, Eskasoni RCMP members attended the property on multiple occasions and engaged in a dialogue with the owners in an effort to resolve the matter.
As a result of the continued operation on the Eskasoni First Nation and not voluntarily ceasing operations, police attended the property and conducted a search of the unlicensed cannabis storefront under the provincial Cannabis Control Act.
A significant quantity of cannabis, including cannabis edibles, were seized.
A charge has been laid under the Cannabis Control Act and the investigation is ongoing. The name of the person charged was not released.
Nova Scotia RCMP is continuing to work with the chief and council of Eskasoni First Nation and employ the measured approach, which includes consultation with the stakeholders to address the unlicensed sale of cannabis in the community.
RCMP say increasing complaints and concerns about the products being sold and the potential sale to youth prompted the police action at the storefront.