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Toronto police arrest 5 in Trinity Bellwoods-area marijuana dispensary raid

Officers executed a search warrant at Eden dispensary on Queen West Friday.

Marijuana is shown in a 2016 file photo. Police seized nearly 10 kg of marijuana in a Trinity Bellwoods-area raid Friday.

ROBERT F. BUKATY / AP

Marijuana is shown in a 2016 file photo. Police seized nearly 10 kg of marijuana in a Trinity Bellwoods-area raid Friday.

Toronto police arrested five people and seized nearly 10 kgs of marijuana after raiding a dispensary in the Trinity Bellwoods area Friday.

Police also found nearly $6,500 in cash, 8.8 kg of marijuana oil, 377 g of hash and more than 125 g of shatter (a concentrated form of THC) while executing a search warrant at Eden on Queen St. W, near Bellwoods Ave.

Eden was previously raided in May 2016 but reopened days later. The store is part of a chain with locations in Vancouver.

The five people arrested are facing a total of 15 charges for drug possession, trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Among the arrests were Alexander McLean, 27, Kaniagha Malale, 32, Rebecca Luong, 20, and 19-year-old Heap Thomas, all of Toronto. Malcolm McKenzie, 22, of Brampton, was also charged.

All five are scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Jan. 19.

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