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Marijuana dispensary search warrant executed,
Open Dispensary, 801 Queen Street West

Broadcast time: 13:29
Thursday, March 30, 2017

14 Division

Case #: 2017-549630

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of four arrests in a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers executed a search warrant at the Open Dispensary at 801 Queen Street West.

Vinay Maharaj, 38, of Toronto; Tyler Carty, 32, of Toronto; Talia Price, 36, of Toronto; and Danielle Jackman-Samuel, 23, of Toronto, were arrested.

They are each charged with:

1) three counts of Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) three counts of Possession of a Schedule II Substance
3) three counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime

It is alleged that the following was seized:

- marijuana: 1104.73 grams (loose)
- marijuana: 63.29 grams (rolled)
- hashish: 74.9 grams
- marijuana "shatter": 46.6 grams
- Vap sticks: 2800 grams

They are scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 9 a.m., room 114.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Darren Worth, 14 Division