“The CannaBus 780” was an illegal online delivery service operating out of three residences in the Rosslyn, Oliver and Minchau areas of Edmonton. After conducting search warrants on the three addresses and associated vehicles, police seized 4,643 grams of cannabis flower, 165 packages of edibles, 420 grams of shatter, 15 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of crack cocaine, several THC vape pens, THC tincture and $9,515 in Canadian currency. Police believe the total street value of the illicit substances and cash to be more than $61,000.
Cannabis and other illicit items seized during search
Dean Bell, 26; Bobbi-Jo Spence, 26; Ian Mack, 34; and John Dickinson, 48 are all jointly charged with possession of illicit cannabis and possession of cannabis for the purpose of illegal distribution under the federal Cannabis Act, as well as possession of proceeds of crime.
Christopher L’hirondelle, 26 is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
“There is a legal way to order recreational cannabis online in Alberta, and it’s through the AGLC,” says Const. Dexx Williams, of the EPS Cannabis Investigations Unit. “Illegal cannabis companies continue to circumvent the law and the business processes that have been put in place to keep the public safe, and there are criminal consequences to those actions.”